In 2013, at the suggestion of oceanographer Charles Moore, and with the assistance of  activists Noni and Ron Sanford and Megan Lamson, geologist Patricia Corcoran and artist Kelly Jazvac began a research project on a type of existing stone they described as 'Plastiglomerate.' The stone consists of a mix of molten plastic debris and beach sediment, including sand, wood, and rock. A co-authored manuscript of that research can be found here. A personal essay by the artist called “Noni Knows,” can be found here.

Photo credit Jeff Elstone