Ocean Plastic

Incoming tide.

You know those healthy eating shows where they dump a week worth of junk food on the table to shock a contestant into understanding how much rubbish they put in their body?

Imagine if we used that same demonstration to represent how much rubbish we throw into our oceans every week. Would we have a wheel barrow full? A truck trailer? A super tanker?

Back in 2010 Stiv Wilson with the 5Gyres Ocean conservation organisation estimated that there was 143 Billion Kilograms of plastic floating around in our oceans.

I am used to seeing bits of trash in the high tide line when I go to the beach, but a recent walk around the deserted coast of a remote island shocked me more than anything I’ve seen previously.

The grim evidence I witnessed was only what the ocean has thrown back on this one coast line, I can’t bear to think what circulates in the currents 30 feet below the surface.

 

Ocean Plastic

Ocean Plastic

Ocean Plastic

Ocean Plastic

Ocean Plastic

Ocean Plastic

Ocean Plastic

Ocean Plastic

Ocean Plastic

Ocean Plastic

 

 

 

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