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A Shocking Campaign Uses Graphic Images To Point Out The Damage That Plastic Pollution Has On The Ocean’s Wildlife
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A Shocking Campaign Uses Graphic Images To Point Out The Damage That Plastic Pollution Has On The Ocean’s Wildlife

You might not think using one plastic fork on your lunch break could cause a dramatic impact on the globe but if you imagine all 7.7 billion people do that as well – the picture is quite terrifying. To put it simply we are drowning in plastic waste.

On the bright side, it seems like lately more people are interested in saving our planet simply because more people are aware of environmental threats and climate change and also the fact that we are a big part of the problem. All the inspiring stories of positive environmental movements worldwide, including the viral #trashtag challenge, inspire us to join the fight for a brighter future.

Yet another attempt to fight the ignorance and ensure a better tomorrow is the international non-profit organization Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS), which aims to conserve and protect ecosystems and ocean animals by battling the destruction of marine wildlife. The group teamed up with Tribal Worldwide São Paulo and DDB Guatemala advertising agencies to implement a shocking plastic pollution awareness campaign. 3D posters depict two marine animals – a turtle and a seal – suffering from the horrifying consequences of ocean pollution and convey an eye-opening message: “The plastic you use once tortures the oceans forever”.

More info: seashepherd.org | Facebook

Image credits: Sea Shepherd

“Unfortunately, a small and thoughtless action in our daily life can cause huge damage to nature without us even realizing it. In this ad campaign, we aim to remedy this by reaching the largest number of people possible, bringing awareness to the fact that with small and easy steps, we can ensure that terrible scenes like these do not happen,” Guiga Giacomo, Executive Creative Director at Tribal Worldwide São Paulo, said was the idea behind the social ad campaign.

Image credits: Sea Shepherd

Sea Shepherd gives valuable insight on the dangerous impact that plastic has on the oceans, provides useful tips on how to reduce the use of plastic in our everyday lives, and carries out beach clean-up campaigns “Operation Clean Waves” around the world – all while working with scientists on making a bigger change. “Scientists warn that in 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish in the sea,” informs Sea Shepherd founder and president Captain Paul Watson, “Sea Shepherd is committed to preventing this from happening – because if the oceans die, we die.”

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So upsetting, not much more to say really, we have destroyed this planet, if humans went extinct every other living thing, sentient and non-sentient would benefit. We are a toxic parasite.

Ohio Hands
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't know, we weren't around for the ice age or the extinction of the dinosaurs, so I'm pretty sure the planet is still a cruel place even without humans.

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SupriyaG
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reality! More than 12 million tonnes of plastic waste is washed into the ocean every year.

MN Free Spirit
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

https://www.craftbeer.com/editors-picks/saltwater-brewery-creates-edible-six-pack-rings This is really cool, it actually feeds the wildlife!

jeffrey blankenship
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who downvotes this? Seriously! Here's an upvote to cancel it out. Carry on kind soul.

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So upsetting, not much more to say really, we have destroyed this planet, if humans went extinct every other living thing, sentient and non-sentient would benefit. We are a toxic parasite.

Ohio Hands
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't know, we weren't around for the ice age or the extinction of the dinosaurs, so I'm pretty sure the planet is still a cruel place even without humans.

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SupriyaG
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reality! More than 12 million tonnes of plastic waste is washed into the ocean every year.

MN Free Spirit
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

https://www.craftbeer.com/editors-picks/saltwater-brewery-creates-edible-six-pack-rings This is really cool, it actually feeds the wildlife!

jeffrey blankenship
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who downvotes this? Seriously! Here's an upvote to cancel it out. Carry on kind soul.

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