It is hard to see when it's out of sight.
Plastic trash has been polluting our waters, and now more and more I overhear conversations about beaches all around the World being lined with not shells or sand, but pieces of plastic.
I hear more and more extinction of creatures, and these numbers rising.
I think of the next generation and what they will know a beach to be, will be so far away - from what was.
When people forget about the Ocean, we bring the Ocean to the City.
It's overwhelming our plastic problem, but we have to remember that small changes do make a big difference.
Plastic only came into mainstream use 70 years ago.
By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the sea.
Last Friday at PARK(ing) Day in Wellington City, using the puppets from The PlayGround Collective's adaptation of Rime of the Modern Mariner; puppets made from actual pieces of trash collected off NZ beaches, made by the talented puppet makers in Auckland - came to life:
The Girl and the Seagull.
In support of Sustainability Trust and what amazing changes they make - we are WALKING STATUES.
Thanks Kenneth Chapman for this video.
Art for Change.