|Plastic, Hulls Cove, January 29, 2011|
Bits of plastic and other trash from the Hulls Cove Beach. Sorry, sea glass lovers, the red and orange are plastic bits.
Ever since I read about the huge garbage patches trapped in the gyres of the worlds' oceans (back in this post), I've been picking up more of the plastic I see on the beach. I used to ignore it, looking hard for sea glass, shells, driftwood - you know, the usual things. Then I felt morally obligated to gather it, so some poor seabird doesn't starve to death because its belly is full of plastic bits. Now, I find some of the trash I pick up is just beautiful. See that red piece encrusted with sun-bleached coralline? Lovely.
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