Plastic Oceans are killing our Seabirds and Whales!

The United Nations published this short documentary video (an adaptation from the feature film "A Plastic Ocean") about how single use Plastics in our oceans is killing our Seabirds. This is nothing new we have known this for awhile but the problem is only getting worse. This alarming documentary is an eye opener and sad and hard to watch as an ornithologist opens up albatross and shearwater carcasses to see stomachs full of plastic. The adults are feeding it to their chicks as well which can destroy whole colonies. It is a scary thought that the UN predicts that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than fishes in the sea! Pinnipeds and Whales are also dying from plastic stuck around their necks and bodies which drown and suffocate the animals. We must stop that from happening. Please use reusable plastics, reusable shopping bags and try to recycle all of your plastic so it doesn't end up in the landfills, ocean and environment. The Governments around the whole world need to step up as well with increased regulations.

Watch the documentary short below:


You can watch a video here about how a Pilot Whale baby died from drinking milk from her mother that was contaminated from chemicals in plastic in the ocean. It's heartbreaking to see the grief of the mother pilot whale as she carries her baby in her mouth for days. The whole pod not just the mother is grieving. Please stop buying one use plastics. Please reuse and recycle plastics! Please save our oceans!


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    1. I know it's highly disturbing what we are doing to our planet

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  2. We need to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic. Personally i use fabric shopping bags, reuse my plastic produce and bread bags a few times, avoid buying beverages in plastic bottles except for returnable juice containers, and recycle approved items using my blue box container. ultimately we need to switch to biodegradable plastics.

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    1. i agree wholeheartedly with everything you said john. i wish and hope this happens one day. we are too much a society of convenience.

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