National Geographic magazine just launched an informational and terrific open campaign called Planet or Plastic? And this is something that we should all see and realize.
The new issue of National Geographic about a real ecology problem – it’s about plastic waste.
Many of us know that we have too much plastic in our environment.
We all feel a little guilty when throwing out plastic bags, knowing that we are creating a big problem that is too vast for us to really understand it.
But what if we are already faced with horrific consequences?
These powerful and heartbreaking photos illustrate the damage that annually constitutes 9 million tons of plastic waste for our environment and wildlife.
This is one of the goals of the magazine campaign – to change the ways of using plastic.
Because every change, however small, helps at a certain level.
The magazine itself show an good example by starting to pack its publications in paper bags, instead of plastic bags.
The campaign identified plastic bags, bottles and straws as very harmful products.
And encourages consumers to commit themselves to drastically reduce plastic, their use by making a simple, conscious choice.
And will you make your choice?
For 130 years, National Geographic has documented the history of our planet, giving viewers around the world a window into the stunning beauty of the Earth, and also showing the threats that it faces.
Every day, researchers and photographers personally testify about the destructive effects of disposable plastic in our oceans, and the situation is becoming increasingly terrible.
Through the “Planet or plastic?” The magazine will tell the story of this growing crisis, about working to solve it through the latest science and research, and will try to convey to the audience around the world how to stop using plastic and prevent it from penetrating our ocean.
China is the largest producer of plastics – it accounts for more than a quarter of the world’s total, most of which is exported to the world.