Appalling footage shows sea completely inundated with rubbish
The world’s got a lot of problems. That’s not exactly a secret, but one problem that just won’t seem to go away is the problem of rubbish. Even though we’re all a bit smarter about rubbish than we used to be, there are more of us than ever before on our bewdiful planet and not everyone’s getting the message. Have a look at this video of the ocean off the coast of the Dominican Republic and see for yourself how bad rubbish can be…
In footage reminiscent of that scene in Star Wars where they go down into the big gross trash compactor and that snake thing tickles Chewie on the leg, a sea completely covered in floating rubbish can be seen in a video shared online by Environmental group, Environmental Media Association.
Filmed off the coast of the Dominican Republic, the footage is, for want of a better word, pretty f**ked. As the waves ripple and the ocean swells, all of the discarded sh*t undulates like the man-boobs of a snoring shoggoth.
You’re probably aware of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a colossal collection of floating plastic waste about three times the size of France. Although the swamp of refuse in the video hasn’t reached that standard, it’s not hard to imagine it growing to colossal size.
The Environmental Media Association shared the shocking video on their Twitter and urged their followers to retweet it. They wrote, “How many of these videos do we need to see before we change our habits? Our convenience shouldn’t kill our planet. This was taken in the Dominican Republic via Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii.”
Blokes and blokettes everywhere jumped on it like flies to sh*t. Some even called out the Supermarkets. Here in Ozzyland, we’ve finally introduced some laws designed to minimise plastic bag use, but as one sheila tweets, what about all the other packaging? Let’s hope this video can actually have an effect. The oceans could certainly do with a bit less rubbish in them.
@marksandspencer @waitrose @Tesco @sainsburys Lost for words. Come on everyone we all need to do our bit. That includes you the supermarkets please find your conscience. My pears do not need 3 layers of packaging. Bring back brown paper bags
— Elizabeth Mouncher (@ElizabethMounc5) July 17, 2018
Final thought: It’s pretty hard to say who exactly is responsible for this specific patch of rubbish, but you know yourself if you’re guilty of being too wasteful. I know I am. Maybe we should all try to minimise that. Using reusable bags to buy groceries, and having our supermarkets use a bit less packaging wouldn’t be a bad thing would it.
RT for our oceans! How many of these videos do we need to see before we change our habits? Our convenience shouldn't kill our planet. This was taken in the Dominican Republic. Via Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii. #plasticpollution pic.twitter.com/QxfMDJmSsd
— Enviro. Media Assoc. (@green4EMA) July 17, 2018
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