There is a massive issue worldwide
that the majority of the people is not considering
and this is the huge amount of plastic waste in the environment.
The problem is that plastic is made to last
and indeed it last for a very long time.
Plastic breaks in many tiny pieces
but it never disappear completely from the water.
And all of this little pieces keep breaking until they becomee so small
that is no more possible to see them
but they are still there, contaminating the water.
Fishes, sea creatures and seabirds
they all eat this toxic material
and eventually people eat them.
This is not safe for the creatures
this is not safe for us
and this is not good for the environment
where plastic garbage increases the temperature of the seas and oceans
and this consequently have a strong impact to the global climate change.
So, the first suggestion to fight this problem is
when you go to the sea
always bring with you at least one bag
and collect the rubbish that you find on the beach.
This will not solve the problem
but for sure
if more people do the same
we are gonna improve the situation.
As you can see
in only twenty meters of beach
I collected enough plastic to fill an entire bag
but it’s nothing respect what is still there.
It's difficult to find significant amount of plastic debris
on the beaches in the hotel areas
as they constantly try to keep them clean.
But is not the same for the ones in the wild areas
which look like landfills
plagued by any kind of plastic rubbish.
The majority of this plastic comes every day with the tides
and there it will stay
if no one is willing to collect it.
Life in the seas does still exist
but it’s in real danger
because of the unmerciful fishing
and because of the massive amount of pollution in the water.
I’ve seen fishes eating this stuff
and it’s very sad
as they deserve a better life as our children do.
The entire world deserve to be in a better condition
and because we are responsible for this
we are the only solution.
Each time the sea gets rough
a lot of plastic trash arrive to the coasts
and this is a clear sign of how serious is the problem.
And the problem does not affect only this island
it’s all around the world.
And because you don’t see bottles on the beach
it doesn’t mean that plastic is not there.
If you look better
you’ll find hundreds of thousands of tiny little pieces of plastic everywhere.
We need to do something about it now
we can’t wait no more.
Personally, I don’t know what are the plans worldwide
to clean the oceans and the seas
I don’t know what are the strategies to prevent plastic from reaching the water
but for sure
I know that we can do something about it.
So, once again
when you go to a natural place
when you go to the beach
always bring with you an empty bag
and collect as much rubbish as you can
so that later on
it can be properly disposed
We really owe this to ourselves
we owe it to the next generations
to all the living creatures of this world
and to this wonderful planet.