What have we done? Sickening photos show ‘sea of plastic’

The following images were taken near Roatan, a Caribbean island in Honduras by photographer Caroline Power, and show a sea of plastic glued together, floating like a massive turf in the middle of the ocean.

The area where the images were taken is usually compared to paradise, although based on these images it looks anything but that at the moment. Who should we blame? The answer is simple: Society and our way of life.

The images show just how bad pollution is, not only in the Caribbean but in many other places around the globe.

 

Not something you’d want to encounter while going out for a dive. Image Credit: Caroline Power

The worst part is that it’s not only unappealing to the eye, but it’s also threatening to kill off marine life due to irreparable damage done to the environment.

 

The images taken by Power were taken as she and her dive team set out to explore the Caribbean when they encountered a floating island of garbage that stretches for a staggering five miles.

As they made their way through the patch of floating rubbish, they encountered everything from plastic bottles, soda cans, televisions, and shoes.

Ms. Power went on facebook and posted the images with a post titled: “THIS HAS TO STOP. Think about your daily lives.

“How did you take your food to go last time you ate out? How was your last street food served?

Sickening view of the Caribbean. Image Credit: Caroline Power

“Chances are it was styrofoam and served with a plastic fork and then put in a plastic bag. Do you still use plastic garbage bags?

“Plastic soda bottles? Ziplock bags? Plastic wrap on your food?

“Do you buy toilet paper that comes wrapped in plastic instead of paper? Do you put your fruit and veggies in produce bags at the grocery?”

MAybe its time to think about our planet, our future, and remember that we are all stuck on the same island in space, and if we don’t start taking care of the world we live in, the world will eventually take care of humans.

This has to stop. Image Credit: Caroline Power

It’s time to think about the future. Image Credit: Caroline Power

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