This is one of those things most people don’t even want to think about, the crazy, outrageous number of plastic bottles creating something like an entire continent of garbage in our oceans.
This matters more than you may think. This plastic flotilla blocks light, changes the oxygenation at waters surface, dumps carcinogenic chemicals into the food chain and harms sea life. It also washes ashore at times where it creates another host of problems. Take a look at this TED Talk and get yourself thinking about this, and try getting your personal actions in line with prevention, and maybe even help with potential solutions….
Boyan Slat has launched the Ocean Cleanup Foundation to develop safe methods of cleaning plastic from the world’s oceans. His solution involves arrays of booms that would direct small plastic particles into robotic collection platforms…. [read full article and responses here]