Volunteers work to pick up the debris, but experts say all of the junk has more serious and often fatal consequences for the area's wildlife.
One scientist...David Hyrenbach, assistant professor of oceanography at Hawaii Pacific University, told CNN that every dead bird he has examined in his lab have stomachs full of plastic.
Experts also say that many fish are swallowing plastic and strands of garbage bags, which take years to break down.
They say this can have long term effects on the whole ecosystem.
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