Monday, October 23, 2017

plastic trash from Guatemala pollutes Bay Islands' waters

In one photograph taken near Roatan, an island off the coast of Honduras, a diver grimaces as he prepares to enter the water almost completely covered by waste. Another, taken from below the waterline, shows plastic bottles, bags and other rubbish on the surface blocking out sunlight. Meanwhile, a close-up image of the ocean reveals dozens of disposable knives and forks floating among seaweed. It is thought the rubbish was washed into the sea from nearby Guatemala, carried on rivers swollen by the recent rainy season flowing through towns and villages.

We need to go back to the drawing board with this scourge that is "disposable" plastic. Looking at you, Coca-Cola (and similar entities). You need to clean up the mess you've made and find a better idea. The current idea is corporate negligence, plain and simple.

Yes, YOU.

Hat tip to my friend Peter!

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