In case you we needed another remind why we need to end single-use plastic, here we are.
In images from US filmmaker Chris Jordan, dead birds’ stomachs are seen filled with plastic . The images are heartbreaking and captures the striking disaster that is happening worldwide.
The images were taken of Albatross chicks on Midway Island in the northern Pacific. There are approximately 40 to 60 people live on the island which most likely means that a majority of the plastic that the birds had ingested had come from other parts of the world via current.
Chris Jordan, who also made documentary Albatross based on the issue, told The Guardian: “This material lasts forever, yet we throw it away after a single use. But it’s not as simple as inspiring individuals to make small changes. We have acknowledge that individuals cannot make a difference. When 100 million people decide to do something differently, THAT is when real change happened.”
Change can happen but as Mr. Jordan said, we need society as a whole to buy into it. Promote brands that do not use single-use plastic and write your representatives to ensure they acknowledge the problem and want to do something about it.