In no more than 15 metres we picked up this pile of plastic bits, straws, caps and butts.
As kids sit and build sand castles and run about and sift through the sand scattered with shards of plastic, strands of fishing wire, fag ends and bottle lids, they grow up to see it as normal.
What kind of example are we setting?
Monkey see monkey do, and if our kids grow up to see plastic scattered beaches as "normal" how can we expect them to take their rubbish with them if they see that nobody else does?! if you are still eating fish and somehow blindly unconcerned by radiation, overfishing and fish stock depletion, you should be concerned about micro plastics and microfibres, as they directly effect YOU!
fish larvae that are not even 1cm long have been riddled with microscopic plastic, and it only accumulates through the food chain, until it reaches your plate.
The average person who consumes fish, also consumes on average 11,000 pieces of micro plastics annually as well as the chemicals, toxins and cancer causing cells that our ocean creatures are now riddled with.
Please, pick up your trash, and, as much as it pains me to say, pick up other people's too.
If we all took #3fortheseathe beaches and oceans could be a better place, because it doesn't just go away, it breaks down, into smaller and more dangerous pieces, it is swallowed by sea birds, whales, dolphins, turtles and every other ocean dwelling creature, and as it does, contaminates our oceans, waterways, rivers and lakes every living thing within it.
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