Plastic Planet

You really owe it to yourself to go look at these pictures on the original website by Chris Jordan. I can’t do them justice here because I can’t scale the pictures large enough for this blog.

But this is a picture of 2.4 million pieces of plastic, equal to the estimated number of pounds of plastic pollution that enter the world’s oceans every hour. All of the plastic in this image was collected from the Pacific Ocean.

And this is the closeup of that tiny “mountain” (in the far right) of the picture above:

And this is even closer:

Next time someone dumps garbage outside their car window (or anywhere), think about this: 2.4 million pounds of plastic per hour, entering the world’s oceans.

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  • May 8, 2009 at 6:15 am
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    Incredible really. If I have to buy anything – and believe me, I conciously try not to – I refuse packaging – those idiotic plastic bags with the store logo on it. I also highly recommend reusable bags – now popping up in mainstream grocery stores too. And bottled water? Forget it.

    We are drowing in plastics – the product of the future – at least that was forecast on the movie “The Graduate.” Made from petroleum, with us forever, non-biodegradable. Monstrous really….

    Here’s an article from the NY Times saying the same thing as Admin’s post, but showing the pileup of trash on the shorelines of Alaska:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/22/magazine/22Plastics-t.html?_r=2&sq=ocean%20of%20trash&st=nyt&oref=slogin&scp=1&pagewanted=all

    Will we ever learn?

    Or better yet –

    Will we never unlearn?

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