The Oceans Are Plasticized!

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A research ship has found that the world’s oceans have been ‘plasticized’. Here are the main points:

  • A research expedition has found plastic in the last unexplored part of the ocean
  • The crew, which includes packaging experts, is studying the effects on marine life of plastic pollution
  • It will next attempt to measure the density and toxicity of Japanese tsunami debris
  • Plastic in the ocean has increased 100-fold in the last 40 years, scientists estimate

No wonder Bunny The Whale is crying! To read the full article click here.

One Plastic Beach

“Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have been collecting plastic debris off one beach in Northern California for over ten years. Each piece of plastic Richard and Judith pick up comes back to their house, where it gets cleaned, categorized and stored before being used for their art. The couple make sculptures, prints, jewelry and installations with the plastic they find washed up, raising a deeper concern with the problem of plastic pollution in our seas.”

Watch their video.

As much as we appreciate the art, the source of all the plastic they collect is disturbing. If the littering doesn’t stop, the oceans will turn into one giant bowl of plastic/garbage soup!

Let’s be conscious of what we leave behind. Care for the planet so it will continue to care for us!