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February 28, 2015

The plastic containers water comes in accumulate each year in such volume that they litter beaches, foul seas and carpet landfills.

A Journey Begins:

The U.S. alone accounts for 5.35 billion pounds of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic a year, less than a third of which is recycled, according to the National Association for PET Container Resources, an industry group. The world's track record is even worse, with an average recovery rate of 10 percent.

Bottling Plants

The journey of a water bottle begins at the manufacturer. Thousands of bottles proceed along a filling line at Nestle Waters' Vittel bottling plant in northeastern France. The bottled water industry grew almost 9 percent last year as consumers switched from sugary beverages and chose bottled water over the faucet.

Petrochemical Abundance

Producing plastic bottles consumes the equivalent of more than 17 million barrels of oil a year in the U.S. alone, not including transportation. U.S. bottled water drinkers expanded their intake by 4 percent last year. In this time-lapse image, smoke pours from the stacks of...

The world can survive without plastic or oil...still waiting for change for the better!

Plastic War Zones Created By Greed & The Change The 99% Can Make To Stop It!

The only reason the world uses plastic is out of greed, and not necessity. Greed has turned into insanity and the non actions of world governments to stop it in favor of more is total madness!

What is happening in Maldives is also effecting many other parts of the world, and those responsible don't care, as long as the dollars keep coming. When more people in the world see how destructive plastic is to the environment, and the replacement that is all natural that won't cause the same results, that is when there will truly be change for world citizens.

How much death and destruction do synthetic products have to do, before the world says enough?

It's renowned for its luxury accommodation, turquoise waters and breath-taking beaches.

However, these images show the darker side to the Maldives - with huge amounts of rubbish washed up on the island’s pristine sands.

Award-winning filmmaker Alison Teal, 27, visited Thilafushi – or Trash Island - an artificial island created as a municipal landfill situated to the Malé.

"HEMP" Bio-Degradable Plastics - end World Pollution Forever!!!

What is "Hemp Plastic"?

Hemp plastic is a bioplastic made from industrial hemp. There are many different types of hemp plastic, from standard plastic reinforced with hemp fibers, to 100% hemp plastic made entirely from the hemp plant.

Hemp plastic is recyclable and manufactured to be 100% biodegradable. The most common types of hemp plastics are those those plastics which infuse hemp fiber. The benefit of infusing hemp fibers lies in less plastic is used (less oil, less pollution) and a more durable biodegradable product is created!

Waiting for truth and history to make a difference.

Waiting for the world to change...for the better!

No Justice...No Peace...

Friendship/Love/Trust/Respect/Unity for all living things...

How many times will the same story be told, but just a different year?

Princess Cruise Lines To Pay $40 Million For Dumping Waste In Ocean-


Pay the fine the profits are more than ten times the crime. Will the "S**T" stop or will the same story be told once again and another fine paid to keep everyone happy?

Flashback 2016 - Sperm Whales Found Dead In Germany, Stomachs FULL Of Plastic And Car Parts

How mush "S**T" has the cruse industry dumped into your oceans and seas? Don't forget your Navy too! Do you swim in the ocean? What is going into your mouth? The same things the fish are eating!

Flashback 2014 - Cruise ships polluted oceans with one BILLION gallons of sewage.

Cruise ships dumped over one billion gallons of sewage into Earth’s oceans this year, according to a report by Friends of the Earth. Although modern ships are innovating and finding ways to cut back on the amount of waste released, the industry still has a long way to go. RT’s Lindsay France takes a look.

Flashback 2012 - Cruise Ships' Environmental Footprint | Global 3000

The cruise ship industry comes in for heavy criticism for its poor environmental record. Environmental groups accuse the sector of polluting the seas, with luxury liners disposing of their waste in the ocean and emitting huge amounts of CO2. According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, cruise ships'wastewater disposal practices are creating marine dead zones. But passenger numbers are climbing - last year, 20 million holidaymakers booked a cruise.

Plastic Ocean

United Nations - Plastic - both a wonderful invention and a scourge on our planet. Over 300 million tons will be produced this year. Most is never recycled and remains on our land and in our seas for ever. Our story shows the damage to all creatures who depend on the ocean for their food – from birds… to us.
The next time you think of taking a cruise, watching the yacht go by, swimming in the ocean, or wishing you were living in the high rise on the bay, put the image of the bird you see in the article below in your mind and the desire to have will go away. What is the price of luxury that those who don't get it have to pay? Around the world, cruise ships and the military are dumping their waste into the waters that are full of life and you swim in. In Miami Beach, they still dump waste water into the bay, that comes from buildings where the price of a studio is one million. Greed doesn't care what it destroys, as long as the money keeps coming. Most of the time, the ones who suffer are the poor, but the news in the article below is giving the heads up to the world, that your oceans may soon be to polluted to swim in.

Cruise lines are paying fines for dumping their waste when they get caught, but what's a fine when your making billions.

A filmmaker has captured heartbreaking images of albatrosses killed by plastic on a remote Pacific island. Decaying birds are shown with their stomachs full of plastic waste while young chicks are pictured surrounded by debris. One picture shows a young bird with its neck folded into its back while seemingly still living in the nest where it was born. The snaps shine a light on the plastic pollution that has killed tens of thousands of birds on the island, which sits 2,000 miles (3,200km) from the nearest continent.

American photographer and filmmaker Chris Jordan said he hopes the shocking pictures force people to emotionally engage with the problems plastic is causing on a global scale. The images are taken from Albatross, a documentary created by Mr Jordan on Midway Island in the North Pacific ocean. Speaking to the Guardian, Mr Jordan said: 'This material lasts forever, yet we throw it away after a single use. 'But it's not as simple as inspiring individuals to make small changes. We have to acknowledge that individuals cannot make a difference.

'When 100 million people decide to do something differently, THAT is when real change happens.'

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