Plastic Pollution Taking Its Toll, A Haunting "Dead Whale" Washes Up On The Sea Shore In Manila

Posted by Sama in Nature and Travel On 30th March 2018

Plastic pollution is not an uncommon issue but have we ever considered the fact that even a single plastic container or bag disposed of by a person can ultimately result in the death of a marine animal. Based on a real-life event, a Philipino organization has started an amazing initiative to raise awareness among the population regarding plastic pollution. Take a look and decide on your own the dire consequences of human actions.


#1 Plastic Pollution And Its Scary Consequences For Marine Life

We all have been reading about plastic pollution since school days and very well know the dangers plastic pollution carry for the marine life itself. But have we ever grasped the fact that how dangerous is the situation now? We use plastic items because they are convenient for us to dispose of, whether it is a water bottle or a takeout bag or a wrapper of some sort the answer for us is always plastic, as it is never a hassle for us.


#2 The Statistics Are Jaw Dropping

According to Plastic Oceans, more than 8 million tons of plastic make their way into our ocean each year. The statistics on plastic bags consumption on yearly basis is itself very disturbing. Worldwide, 1 million bags are used every minute. A plastic bag has an average ‘life’ of 15 minutes before it becomes waste, and takes 1,000 years to decompose. Given the gravity of the situation, its high time that we realize that some action has to be taken before its too late for the marine life.


#3 "Dead Whale" Art Piece Installed On A Popular Tourist Site, To Draw Attention Of The Public Towards The Gravity Of The Situation

The main areas facing this issue mostly are the tourists' sites. Where every day hundreds of tourists visit to experience the beauty of nature but along with it leave behind their trash. Now to tackle this grave issue, Greenpeace Philippines recently created a public art installation called "Dead Whale," that is definitely hard to ignore and will draw the attention of the public towards the art piece.

The piece is not created for beauty purpose, instead, it is a daunting reminder to the people that how the trash that they leave behind in their moment of carelessness is acting as murder weapons for the marine life.

#4 Harrowing Image Left A Deep Impact On Many People

This 50 foot "dead whale," replica that is formed from the trash of plastic pollution and filled with plastic bottles looks as if it washed up dead on the shore. This dead whale carcass look-alike was first kept along the shores of Manila Bay for a period of 5 days. The distressing art piece was mistaken as a reality by a number of people, though people soon realized that it was made up but the harrowing image definitely left a deep impact if not on many but on a handful of people.

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