The Midway Atoll located in the North Pacific Ocean near the Hawaiian Islands is the halfway point for many birds. This video shows the destruction of plastic on birds. Published on YouTube, February 19, 2013 by xXAzetXx.
Please stop and think before you use more plastic.
Our trash is killing animals by the millions. Birds are one of many animals who become victims to plastic trash, but there is a solution! Properly disposing our plastic, Recycling or Reusing is one of many ways to help with our trash dilemma.
Sperm whale washed up in the Netherlands this past summer. The whale died from “stomach obstruction after accidentally ingesting plastic”(Realnews24, 2013). Unfortunately, whales have become subjected to increase in plastic pollution. Whales travel thousands of miles across oceans which makes them vulnerable to pollution located in floating islands of trash. March of 2013, “a 10 meter long sperm whale washed up on Spain’s South Coast, This whale had swallowed 59 different plastic items totaling over 37 pounds”(Realnews24, 2013).
Social media can be part of the solution. Sharing with our friends, family and colleagues photos or videos can make a difference in human behaviors. It breaks my heart to see animals dying because humans are careless. As I stated before, recycling can help with our trash problem. In a previous blog, I shared with you 3 W’s to Recycling – ‘What, Where and Why’. Please try and recycle more each day. Your small contribution can have a huge impact on the future.
Questions to Ponder:
Do you have any cool ideas for reusing plastic?
Did you know most grocery stores collect plastic bags?
Reusable bags are the best practice to reducing plastic bags.
- Sperm whale dies bringing us a message; a stomach full of plastic (naturalcuresnotmedicine.com)
- Gray whale dies bringing us a message – with stomach full of plastic trash (whydontyoutrythis.com)
- Sperm whale beached off Madeira Beach (TBO.com)