Friday, 2 August 2013

beached art

We all share a love of the ocean and the peace and serenity it brings us. 
Let's think about the impact of plastic pollution on our seas - a problem that's growing at an alarming rate. Massive islands of rubbish are floating around the world's oceans. Tens of thousands of marine animals are killed every year when they swallow or become entangled in plastic rubbish. Plastic decomposes into tiny pieces that enter the bodies of sea animals and becomes part of our food chain. It can take hundreds of years for plastic to break down.

I love this art created with rubbish found on the beach. It highlights the problem while at the same time creating something beautiful.

A few ways each of us can give back and help save our oceans:

  • Every single piece of rubbish we pick up can make a difference
  • Carry a reusable water bottle rather than buying the plastic kind
  • Store food in non disposable containers
  • Bring your own cloth bag when shopping
  • Recycle whenever possible

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  1. Wonderful post ~ so very, very true and sad...

  2. Love the art......a shame it arose from a problem that is so unnecessary. There is no need for most of this discarded rubbish if people took responsibility for their actions x

  3. Beautiful art, shame on us for where it comes from!

  4. The rubbish washed on the beach is such a problem here too. When we have helped in beach clean ups plastic items were the biggest problem and so many of it seems to originate from foreign countries.
    Sarah x

  5. I couldn't agree more!
    Bec x

  6. I walk our beach every day and I am pleased that each year it seems like there is less and less trash. I would love to think that fewer people are tossing there stuff or leaving it on the beach, but I think it is actually people like me who pick it up on their walks. Either way, at least there is less.


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