Save our oceans

 

 

Plastic bags and other waste are polluting the world's oceans.
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Over 120000 plastic bottles end up in landfills or the ocean every minute.

   

Plastic is poisoning our oceans and a lot of that plastic comes from plastic beverage bottles. Stop using disposable plastic water bottles and switch to using filtered tap water in reusable water bottles. It's easy to do. It will help save the ocean. It will save you money.

 

Kathleen Egan, a resident of Ocean Beach, San Francisco, and a surfer and environmentalist, has been making artwork out of plastic she has found on the beach for over a year. In this video she showcases her most recent and ambitious project, called "The Plastic Wave."

 

What started as a documentary about plastic bags evolved into a wholesale investigation into plastics and their effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our bodies. Join the Bag It movement and decide for yourself how plastic your life will be.

So what do we do about this? The first thing is to buy no new plastic, or as little as humanly possible. Don't take that plastic bag at the grocery store - when you do so, you are saying "make another." Don't buy things packaged in plastic if you can avoid it - and tell your store manager "I'd really like to purchase that - but not with all that plastic packaging." Whenever possible, buy things with no or minimal packaging, or that uses recycled glass, metal or paper only. The only way to stop the plastic plague is stop making a market for it....

   
PLEASE WATCH THE WHOLE VIDEO

This is Peanut the turtle, shortly after being found in Missouri in 1993. She was taken to to a zoo in St. Louis where the six-pack ring was removed.
It seems that she was trapped in the plastic ring as a young turtle and was unable to free herself. Subsequently her shell moulded itself to the plastic ring and she grew in the strange shape you see here.
Unfortunately the damage is permanent, but Peanut is expected to live a long life and today she serves as a mascot for the fight against beach littering.