We really do live in a beautiful world. You only have to open a copy of National Geographic magazine or turn on the Discovery Channel to see some of the most gorgeous and scenic places on Earth. What we don’t see is the effect we as Humans are having on the planet.
We humans consume a lot, but we waste a hell of a lot too. What people don’t realise is the impact our wastefulness has on the environment. To some people they don’t know, but to some it’s a case of, if they can’t see it where they live, then they try to forget about it!
The biggest culprits for waste and pollution are plastics and oil. The two go hand in hand. The more demand for plastic the more oil we need to help create it. The production of plastic has increased dramatically over the decades with us producing more plastic based products in the last decade than we did for the whole of the 20th century! Over a year we use 500 billion plastic bags across the globe and 90% of the waste in our oceans made up of plastic waste. This man-made substance can take hundreds of years to dissolve.
It’s an environmental horror story!
I’m not some crazy activist who is trying to brainwash you. Just take a look at these truly shocking images that will stay with you forever. Maybe you will think twice before grabbing those extra plastic bags and not recycling those bottles!
This poor albatross’ stomach was so full of plastic from all the contaminated fish which are swimming in waste plastic filled waters.
Like a ‘river of blood’ – Contaminated river in Wenzhou, Zhejiaing Province.
I don’t know how this poor turtle survived with this external gastric band.
That fish supper doesn’t quite look so appealing now
The effects of smog – Harbin, China
Seal caught in fishing line
This Poor Koala left homeless after massive deforestation in Australia
A young boy looks out onto a river of garbage and waste in the Philippines
How messed up is this? In Hong Kong you can ‘fake’ the background of photos to cover up the smog filled skies!
No, this isn’t blood, but it does look like a scene from a horror film…
…this is in actual fact a chemical spill in Jianhe River from a dye factory in China.
This bird is not trying to keep warm or make a fashion statement!
Totally horrifying. A young boy drinks contaminated water. Fuyuan County, Yunnan Province
Literally – Garbage Island!
Water as black as an espresso coffee.
Surfer fighting off the waste
Woman collecting plastic bottles near a river polluted with dye in Dongxiang, Jiangxi Province.
Workers cleaning up oil spill after Pipe explosion
Millions of dead fish.
That’s dead fish right there!
Waste pipe into Yangtze River
The Plastic Sea
Chaohu Lake covered in Green Algae
Yamuna River, New Delhi
Great ‘Polluted’ Wall of China!
Young boy swimming in ‘sea lettuce’ green algae – Qingdao, Shandong Province.
A boy wading through a contaminated and polluted sea of garbage!
It’s up on the mountains too! The climbers of Everest use it as a dumping ground for their waste. Who the hell is gonna clean that up?
Let’s look after the planet!