by Conscious Reminder
Though these pictures look like they are part of the set for an apocalypse movie, the truth is that they are very much real.
It was shot by Caroline Power near Roatan, an island on the Caribbean sea which is part of Honduras.
They reveal the horrifying reality of what consumerism and excessive waste have done to the planet – tons of plastic fused into one huge mass floating through the ocean like an island of garbage.
The Caribbean islands and the sea itself are thought to be representative of Paradise. We’ve all grown up hearing about their breath taking beauty of these places and these pictures couldn’t be further from that notion.
Yet, we have no one else to blame but ourselves. The pictures are proof of the dangers of increasing pollution, not just in these islands but also all over the world.
Not only is it unbearably ugly, it is a dangerous threat to the wildlife living in those areas of the ocean. We may already have made mistakes that cannot be fixed.
Power and her team of divers had simply set out for an adventure on the sea when they came across this mass of plastic went on for a remarkable five miles.
They saw all kinds of rubbish from bottles to tins to TVs and footwear. She took to social media and shared these images with a powerful message.
She asks all of us to look at how we live our lives. Whenever we buy take out or eat street food, we use so much plastic because all of it is served and packed in plastic containers with plastic utensils.
We use plastic bags to tie up our trash, all the things we buy come wrapped in different plastic. And so much of this ends up in the ocean.
We’ve come so far but now it is time to stop and figure out how we can help our planet and ensure that we still have an Earth to pass on to future generations.
Video courtesy of Storyful News
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