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PLASTIC KILLS - Please Watch This 2 Minute Video By Sea Shepherd!!

Environment  (tags: ocean pollution, plastic pollution, killing our oceans, Sea Shepherd video )

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Every year 100,000 marine mammals & 1 million seabirds die from either ingesting man-made plastic or are entangled by man-made plastic. In this vid, we get a taste of what it would be like if we were killed by plastic!


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Animae C (507)
Thursday June 28, 2018, 6:43 pm
This Plastic Free July RETHINK how you use plastic in your daily life.
This video was created by graduate students from Edith Cowan University.

To find out more about our Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign visit;

Janis K (129)
Thursday June 28, 2018, 6:48 pm
Thanks Animae!

Animae C (507)
Thursday June 28, 2018, 6:52 pm

The fight against plastic pollution is just beginning!!

Plastic pollution and the impact it is having on marine life and the health and future of our oceans is being mentioned, monitored and debated on a daily basis around the world.

Globally, governments are proposing plastic bans, whilst here in Australia on Sunday, we will implement a new ban on lightweight single-use plastic bags in every state, expect New South Wales. These bans cannot come quickly enough.
(South Australia leads the nation with the phasing out of lightweight, checkout-style plastic bags.
The ban came into force on 4 May 2009.)

The tide against plastic pollution is slowly turning but the fight is not over.

Every minute, a million plastic bottles are sold. Every year, 100,000 marine mammals and
1 million seabirds succumb to a cruel and senseless death at the hands of plastic.
In the next decade, our plastic production is set to rise by an alarming 40 percent.

Plastic Free July, which starts on Sunday, is the time to RETHINK how you use plastic in your daily life. You can start small, with the top four offenders, and get a reusable replacement to take with you every day.

REPLACE water bottles, coffee cups, plastic bags, straws and cutlery, many of which ends up on our beaches and in our oceans.


MmAway M (522)
Thursday June 28, 2018, 7:30 pm
Well darling ~ YEP...Beautiful perfection VIDEO! WOW...Love Humans holding their NECK from lack of breath! I cut up those can plastic tops today and one person said why spent time to do that. I basically SNAPPED and said it might save a life in the OCEAN!


Animae C (507)
Thursday June 28, 2018, 7:58 pm
Most humans don't possess the quality of EMPATHY, i hope this video helps them!

Thank you for educating some human 'bricks' dear Marilyn!!!

Veronica B (35)
Thursday June 28, 2018, 9:48 pm
Excellent video!!!Thanks dear Animae

Evelyn B (63)
Friday June 29, 2018, 2:20 am
Excellent - Thank you Animae!

I think that we have two major problems:
=> cut out non-biodegradable plastic use (which will take some time before it will reach a scale that protects the oceans, and the planet as a whole, but each of us can bring our 'grain of sand' to stop the machine!)
=> Tackle recycling, make sure that we help get plastic into recycling use ... and not only our own used plastic ... we can pick up plastic left by irresponsible users, get some of it out of the environment, off beaches, out of the water ... and as far as possible, channel this for recycling, but at least, get it into garbage collection.

A couple of articles about action by fishing communities in Kerala, India, who are fishing plastic and getting it into use for road building

'Waves of Plastic' Recycled - Fisherfolk Lead the Way

How India's Fishermen Turn Ocean Plastic Into Roads

The worst problem comes when the pieces of plastic are small ...

Evelyn B (63)
Friday June 29, 2018, 2:45 am
Another worthwhile article:

Plastic Pollution on the Radar

An extract:
To beat plastic pollution, we need to entirely rethink our approach to designing, producing and using plastic products.

The reliance on single-use or disposable plastic has had catastrophic environmental tconsequences. Every year, up to 13 million tons of plastic leak into our oceans, with a massive accumulation of plastic trash in each of the world’s five major oceanic gyres. The North Pacific Gyre is host to the humungous ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ with everything from plastic netting, bottles, bags, buckets and medical equipment floating in a plastic soup of microplastics. Nearly 70% of all ocean litter is plastic and the plastic that ends up in the oceans can circle the Earth four times in a single year.

In February this year, a sperm whale found in southern Spain had 29 kilograms of plastic and investigators found plastic bags, netting and a jerry can in the whale’s digestive system during the autopsy. Experts at the region’s El Valle Wildlife Rescue Centre said that the whale died as it had been unable to digest or excrete the plastic it ingested. The United Nations has warned that “marine life is facing irreparable damage” from the plastic waste that ends up in the oceans every year. Marine animals ingest these plastic particles along with the toxins they contain, and conservationists estimate that at least 1,00,000 mammals and birds die every year because of ingesting plastic.

Evelyn B (63)
Friday June 29, 2018, 3:06 am
Lone has posted an article that could help us reduce plastic use in another way:

Biodegrarable Toothbrush Could Stop Billions of Pounds of Plastic Waste

John G (290)
Friday June 29, 2018, 3:37 am
Two young ladies started a movement while kids. Years later they are still working daily to collect ocean plastics and attempt to stop balloon releases. I ask y'all to support and make use of

Sue L (72)
Friday June 29, 2018, 5:08 am
This video is a bit much for me. I would have preferred facts and statistics but perhaps young people find this sort of thing appealing. Reducing the use of plastics is critical.

Cher C (1426)
Friday June 29, 2018, 8:08 am

Thnx for sharing Sweetie!!


Doris F (19)
Friday June 29, 2018, 11:41 am
planet garbage & plastic, thank you for sharing Animae

Colleen L (3)
Friday June 29, 2018, 11:49 am
Plastic is doing such damage to our entire world. Thanks Animae

Ruth R (246)
Friday June 29, 2018, 4:11 pm
Noted. Thank You.

Nita L (127)
Friday June 29, 2018, 5:14 pm
I shared the video.
Thank you dear Animae.

David C (80)
Friday June 29, 2018, 7:07 pm

MmAway M (522)
Friday June 29, 2018, 11:14 pm
@ Sue L
Videos are a way most of our younger generation pay ATTENTION. I'm sorry it was to much for you.
Most people pay more attention to a video here vs. FACTS and statistics.
Facts are they and all of US WISE ONES can look it up. A video might get a young or new person on Care2 involved.
AGAIN Animae. TY

MmAway M (522)
Friday June 29, 2018, 11:17 pm
Oops Facts are "THERE" Sorry...Forgive me Sue for the typo, but wanted to insert my mind here from what I have seen and through my VIDEOS I have gotten so many new people to this site.

Danny v (32)
Saturday June 30, 2018, 1:11 am
Noted. Thanks for sharing.

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday June 30, 2018, 2:31 am
I understand your comment, Sue - but some people haven't yet grasped the 'threat' aspect, and I think that this video is designed to make them FEEL the threat, rather than know the facts but not empathise with the impact. Not only some young people, but many people who don't function so well with the volumes of statistics & dry facts.

Perhaps the film should have ended with a page of facts?
But - remember, the aim of this clip was to mobilise people to join Sea Shepherd's beach cleaning campaign ...

SylvieBusy A (190)
Saturday June 30, 2018, 3:55 am
Noted. Thank you for sharing.

S J (124)
Saturday June 30, 2018, 7:25 am

Richard A (2)
Saturday June 30, 2018, 4:37 pm
Thank you for helping to keep attention on this issue.

Marija M (25)
Thursday July 5, 2018, 5:35 am
Thank you very much for sharing.

Glennis W (393)
Friday July 6, 2018, 6:45 pm
Ban all plastic it is a killer Nice song Thank you for caring and sharing Animae

Monday July 9, 2018, 11:48 am
Gladly share
Thank you, Animae
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