At least it's not being called a stew. Plastics stew implies goo, and that wouldn't be good at all. Go here to the Chic Ecologist and to the Algalita Marine Research Foundation to learn about this awesome manmade miasma. Of course, if you're a real environmentalist, I'm assuming you know all about this situation.
Dr. White is clearly concerned about the impact of plastic in the ocean, both the positive and negative sides of the equation, but she's also helping create a bit more of a sense of reality about the "plastics problem" in our seas -- which seems kind of important, if you ask me.