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Plastic bags, straws, bottles, and toys clutter the world's oceans, from the depths of the Mariana Trench up to the frigid North Pole.

For most land dwellers, it's an invisible problem. We do our best to recycle, or use canvas shopping totes, then largely forget about the enormous piles of plastic garbage smothering the sea.

SEE ALSO: A 'conveyor belt' of plastic is polluting the Arctic Ocean

Environmental groups are devising creative ways to capture our attention, from video games to strawless restaurant campaigns.

We Are the Ocean's interactive game, launched this week, lets you "collect" pounds of virtual plastics. Play it here, or try it below on desktop: Read more…

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