The White Rhino was recently announced to be extinct, and more recently the Eastern Puma … gone forever. Many more will begin to leave this planet as well, with a rapidity which will spin our minds. The whales of the sea are dying along with all of the other life that dwells there.
When will humanity change their destructive ways and stop being so damn greedy?
The 50-foot whale, constructed from waste such as bags, containers and bottles, was created by environmental NGO Greenpeace Philippines as part of efforts to encourage the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to address the problem of plastic pollution.
This may be a sculpture to help bring awareness to this dire issue, but it does not lessen the travesty being wrought upon all life through these destructive habits we’ve adopted world wide.
My hope is that those with ideas and solutions for this clean up will be financed by those who have abundance, instead of pouring their money into plastics and oil.
If you aren’t for planet health, then you’re for its destruction.
Little changes in day to day life can have a tremendous impact on this issue. The transition is difficult for we have all been led right into this ‘convenience’ … at the expense of the world and all life upon it.
Rich Horner was diving off the coast of Bali at Manta Point when he came across this nightmare.
Here’s what he had to say about it: “The ocean currents brought us in a lovely gift of a slick of jellyfish, plankton, leaves, brunches, fronds, sticks, etc…. Oh, and some plastic. Some plastic bags, plastic bottles, plastic cups, plastic sheets, plastic buckets, plastic sachets, plastic straws, plastic baskets, plastic bags, more plastic bags, plastic, plastic, so much plastic!
Surprise, surprise, there weren’t many Mantas there at the cleaning station today… They mostly decided not to bother.”
For crying OUT LOUD!!!! We’ve all got to start taking responsibility for this tragic mess!! This is ALL of our faults!!!
I have purchased Bamboo toothbrushes and will continue to buy bamboo toilet paper to lessen my impact on the forests. I bought a water distiller and a stainless steel water bottle and stopped buying bottled water some time ago.
Plastic MUST go! Life of everything rides on the immediate decisions we make, all of us who do not make changes in our habits are responsible for this destruction. Life will cease if we refuse to care, and act accordingly.