Friday, February 15, 2008

Save the Oceans

How many plastic bags have you got? Today I went shopping for a book and card and got two little ones, which will no doubt end up in the rubbish.

I should have said no to both, for waste plastic is poisoning our oceans. Earlier in the week I read this and this article about the world's rubbish trapped by the currents in the Pacific, as the article puts it "a garbage tip stretching from Hawaii to Japan".

So much plastic, so much rubbish.

And then today there was this article on the BBC site about how only 4% of the oceans are undamaged by human activity.

Its pretty shocking stuff - and makes me angry at how we are trashing our planet. And more than ever fired up to recycle more and waste less.

2 comments:

kitlinapai said...

Reading this and the accompanying articles scared my socks off. 96% of the world's oceans are polluted...wow. *shaking head in shock*

Thank you so much for this post. This is an issue that needs to be addressed, and urgently.

JP said...

Its so sad - and hard to see how it can be undone.

Giant sea-going vacuum cleaners?