A while back we watched the long journey of a plastic bag from a grocery store parking lot to the great garbage dump in the Pacific Ocean.
Plastic bottles cause a similar problem. The bottles are bulky and remain in landfills for hundreds of years.
Here is one imaginative solution: bundle them together and create a plastic bottle island. That is exactly what Richie Sowa has done near Cancun.
His little island paradise has a population consisting of Richie, two cats, one dog, two chickens and a duck. He continues to collect bottles to add to his island in hopes of one day taking it out to sea as a kind of small, floating country and demonstration of one way to deal with the plastic bottle threat.
Watch and and let us know what you think of this creative solution to the plastic problem.
Photo credit: Wimbledonian