Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Plastic Ocean


Just been reading Captain Charles Moore's Plastic Ocean, the book in which he describes his "discovery" of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This huge, mostly plastic garbage gyre circles around in the Pacific Ocean and gets constantly fed by immense amounts of plastic garbage from the rivers and coastal waters around the Pacific.
The first picture of plastic bottles on a beach I made in 1979 in North Tunesia. At that time it was still kind of exotic to find bottles from other countries. Now you find plastic garbage on every beach in Asia like on this second picture from Bali.

© Kees Metselaar 1979 and 2008

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