Monday, June 2, 2014

Seas of Plastic- Charles Moore

Seas of Plastic- Charles Moore

Rating- **** Excellent

These fragments of plastic bottles concentrate pollutants up to a million times the ambient levels in the sea water itself.  They become poison pills.

Everyday day people use bottles of all different colours, shapes, and sizes.  Just in one picture shown in the TED TALK depicts two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the U.S. every five minutes.   The only way to stop this is we have to stop it on land before it goes in the water.  Just at Long Beach they found 1100 bottle caps.  They have been finding bottle caps inside the carcasses of birds, fish, and turtles.  The fish they tested were the ones that live on the bottom of the sea because some bottles sink and some float.  Some of the animals we found had even up to the hundreds of bottle caps and lighters in their stomachs.

I learned a lot from just watching this TED TALK.  I didn’t know that this was a really big problem.  I had no idea that animals have died from swallowing our garbage. From now on I am going to try not to dump anything in the water.  I hope you don’t ever too.

Moore, Charles. Seas of Plastic. TED TALK. Filmed February 2009 at TED 2009

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