FLOATING PLASTIC AND A MONSTER
All of us have now become familiar with plastic floating around in the world oceans.
AFRICASIAEURO PHOTOGRAPHY – WEST AFRICA TREASURE ISLAND
TREASURE ISLAND WEST AFRICA
VIA FISHINGBOAT OVER THE HIGH SEAS
SHORE OF TREASURE ISLANDS WITH FISHING BOATS
WHERE ONE CAN STILL BE ROBINSON CRUSOE EXCEPT HE NEVER SAW GARBAGE FLOAT AROUND HIM
FISHERMEN CRAP IN THE SEA THIS HABIT IS AS WIDE SPREAD AS YOU IMAGINED
IDYLLIC SHORELINE WITH PALM TREES. HUMAN WASTE IS BETTER THAN WASTES FROM POLYMERS. IT DOES NOT STAY AFLOAT FOR LONG.
DREAM SCENES LIKE FROM A MOVIE
THESE SCENES WILL BEAT THE ONES FROM THE MOVIE ‘ BLUE LAGOON ‘. I DID LITTLE TO ENHANCE THIS PICTURE.
EVENING SUNSET ON THE ISLAND
THE ISLANDS ARE A SANCTUARY EVEN WITH THE GARBAGE ( THOUGH ONE WILL GET DISGUSTED SEEING OLD RUBBER SANDALS AND OLD CONTAINERS FLOATING AROUND. SHOPPING BAGS OF BLACK COLOR TOPS THE LIST.
ANOTHER SUNSET ON TREASURE ISLAND
WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE ARE THE HUGE BOULDERS LINING THE SHORE. THESE ARE EACH 1 TON AND OVER. BUT DON’T BE DECEIVED. ROUGH ON YOUR FEET, THEY ARE FORMED OF MILLIONS OF TINY SHELLS OR CORALS. SHOULD YOU USE A SLIPPER, YOU WILL EXPERIENCE A NASTY FALL.
IDYLLIC BAY IN FRONT OF THE BEACH BUNGALOW
West African coast of Treasure Island
PERISHED WHALE IN PHUKET CAUSED BY POLYMERS INGESTION
Last week we were told of a dead whale in Phuket, Thailand’s beach, one of many similar reports we see in the news.
Ever since I visited Thailand and Phuket in the seventies, plastic mountains have been rising everywhere in the LOS.
Without concerted efforts, our planet will be a hopeless place to live.
WHERE WE USE IT
Plastics are used to make everything from tins to stockings, bottles to car parts by way of crisp packets and computers. They have once changed our world for better but are now a major environmental pollutant. We use them each day, for almost everything, even inserting it into our bodies. And yet we don’t know much about them.
This blog explores plastic the product, examines its impact and considers what we should and shouldn’t be using plastic.
WHAT IF ANY SOLUTIONS ARE PUT IN PLACE
There is no immediate hope in sight. Governments are all but ignoring the risks to wildlife and aquamarine life in particular.
When I visited a part of West Africa called “Treasure Islands” ( poetic description ) on its Western coast, I was shocked watching pristine beaches of this marvelous place to be a dumping ground for plastic garbage of all sorts. Noone cares, no one pays attention.
Everyone throws his garbage into the clear waters of the blue sea, which has taken it effortless until late.
AQUAMARINE LIFE COPING
When it comes to sea turtles, sea mammals, and other marine life, however, these are not as we assume, or want them to exist.
Some swallow the crap and die an agonizing death. We humans don’t pay much attention, we seem not to care about other than ourselves.
OUR ATTITUDE TO BLAME
Some people are concerned, and rightly so. We keep ourselves busy with making money and produce more garbage in the meantime.
ONE INDIVIDUAL MAKES AN EFFORT
I found one individual who takes plastic garbage serious: A Thai individual called “Plastic monster”.
He made a point last when he put his display in Bangkok recently.
An awe-inspiring display that grabs the attention of visitors to “Centralworld.” This upmarket shopping center was the right choice of venue, in my opinion, attracting millions of people annually.
PLASTIC MONSTER MAKES A DIFFERENCE
As our “Plastic Monster” has appeared on other occasions elsewhere, there is a faint hope; people finally begin to realize and rethink their strategy. Our aim should be what we can do as individuals to help to reduce a widespread Plastic plague.
PLASTIC MONSTER IN ACTION