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Plastic Seas - 'The ocean is downhill from everywhere'

Plastic Seas - 'The ocean is downhill from everywhere'

Alex Dick-Read

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(See video below)
Yes, we know you are aware of this problem already. And yes, it’s hard to make even the smallest difference to what is essentially a structural problem embedded in the global free market.
But as one speaker in this film points out, large corporations and governments can be affected The People, especially when The People vote with their cash.
So what do we suggest?
There are really only two courses of action most of us can take right away:
One is to resolve to stop buying single-use plastic products. Buy a water bottle and refill it a 1000 times instead of buying 1000 bottles of water, etc.
Second: Forward this on to everyone you know and any forum with a large audience that you have access to.
Many, many people don’t think about this issue because they either don’t know it exists, or they think it’s something they can’t affect.
But pass this film on and it’s guaranteed some people will be shocked and amazed enough to do one or both of the above.
Bonus option: Well, it’s a treatment of the symptom and not the cause, but it does help marine ecosystems:
every time you walk onto a beach, pick up at least 10 pieces of plastic trash and dispose of them properly.
Any other solutions? We’d love to hear them.

From the producers:
“As population booms, environments degrade, and pollution runs rampant, the human species must come to terms with their impact upon this Earth. Plastic SEAS is a film exploring the connection between plastic pollution, the seas, and human health. We hope through this film others may begin to change their habits for a healthier and more sustainable future.”

  1. Mark

    ..since 2012 we clean the local beach here of debris,,, cleaned it so clean that a random sea turtle and her friends came and laid 200 eggs there….. so wonderful but no matter how many beach cleans we run the plastic keeps on getting washed up coz we all keep on buying it which means the manufacturers are just gonna keep on spewing it out and out and out which means that not only might those baby little turtles start choking on it but our children’s children’s children’s children or maybe even our children’s children might have to get their beach experiences in some kind of indoor replica where they’ll roll up all giddy with excitement all ready to play plastic turtle games and…….. well…..not only that…..

    Thanks for putting this out there Alex!


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