I have been around the world in 2018. I have seen how small and fragile it is. Wherever I looked, I witnessed many disasters. A dead river for six hundred and fifty kilometers, deformed fish, radioactive forests, children born without eyes, nuclear waste trafficking, falsified reports by corrupted states, plastic waste adrift in the middle of an ocean that has become the first link in a degenerate food chain. How did we let this happen?
Les larmes de sirènes
An estimated eight million tons of plastic are dumped into the oceans every year. This is the equivalent of one dump truck per minute. Household waste, synthetic fishing nets, ‘mermaid tears’ – microbeads used in industries – and many, many single-use plastics that will contaminate rivers and oceans for centuries to come. Most of them are ingested by fish, slowing down their growth and reproduction, and disrupting the entire food chain. Whether at sea or on land, it is difficult to find a place without plastic.
– Samuel Bollendorff