Unfortunately, chances are that if you've see the ocean, you've seen plastic bags or bottles bobbing around in it-- and sorry, American Beauty, but plastic bags are not the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Plastic is not biodegradable so it never actually disappears-- it just breaks down into small, bite-sized pieces which is often mistaken for food and eaten by sea life. 90% of the trash found on the ocean's surface is plastic, making it the largest threat our oceans face.
To raise awareness of this problem, artist and environmental activist Aurora Robson uses discarded plastic bags and bottles to create stunningly elaborate sculptures. Her goal is to show how our everyday choices impact the environment, and to empower and inspire us as consumers to use less wasteful products.
What can we do to help save the fishies and prevent additional plastic from entering our oceans? Choosing re-usable shopping bags over one-time-use plastic bags is one simple solution that makes a huge impact (keep some in your car so you don't forget them at home!), and I'd love to hear your ideas. Share your tips, tricks, and solutions in the comment section.
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Camels store fat in their humps so they can travel across the desert without eating. On the other hand, when I'm on a 3 hour road trip, I snack the entire time.