The Ocean of Trash

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Mankind has thrown so much plastic into our planet’s oceans that even if everyone in the world stopped putting garbage in the ocean today, giant garbage patches would continue to grow for hundreds of years.

plastic-pollution“If you sail through these areas you will not see big lumps of plastics or rubber duckies or things like that. The sun and interaction with the ocean breaks the plastics down into very small pellets that are almost invisible to the naked eye”

plastic trash“There are five known garbage patches in the subtropical oceans between each of the continents. Each contains so much plastic that if you were to drag a net through these areas you would pull up more plastic than biomass”

“When the Last Tree Is Cut Down, the Last Fish Eaten, and the Last Stream Poisoned, You Will Realize That You Cannot Eat Money”

So I am sitting here in a small apartment in Edinburgh and listen to the sound of the garbage collection trucks who work until Midnight… I see the streets full of black bags, the empty cans, plastic-bottles and packaging waste in the wonderful parks and i wonder if I am the only living girl who sees that…

But I don’t worry – I know that Mature Nature will survive mankind….

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