Posts Tagged ‘pacific’

Reblogging: We are what we eat

Monday, December 1, 2008

Anna over at Bring Your Own is one of the first green bloggers I started to follow when I launched everydaytrash over two years ago now.  BYO focuses on our disposible culture and its consequences.  It was through trading links with blogs like BYO that I came to the self-realization that my own blog had an environmental—and not just political and artistic—theme.   Anyway, Anna took a short break from updating BYO last summer in order to sail accross the Pacific Ocean on JUNK, a ship made of plastic bottles.  The stories she and her colleagues returned with are both fascinaitng and devastating.  Check out this post on the growing problem of plastic winding up in the bellies of fish.  Here’s a photo ripped from that post, click through for the full thing complete with a video from the ship.


While the photo is kind of gross, I find the rainbow of plastic bits morbidly pretty.  Someone should make awareness-raising jewelry out of this stuff, like post-apocalyptic pearls.  Or maybe not.  Wouldn’t want to start a for-profit plastic fish frenzy.  Just from eyeballing the fragments in this sample, it looks like this fish ate pieces of over a dozen different plastic things that ended up floating in the ocean.  It’s strange to imagine where those bits started out: action figures, food containers, toothpaste caps…

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