A blunt animated message for Surfrider’s Rise Above Plastics, with Portland’s Borders Perrin Norrander (full credits here)

Via Notcot and others.


  1. #1 Emily
    March 7, 2010

    Is it bad that I find that video sort of eerily, post-apocalyptically beautiful?

  2. #2 Robert Lee
    March 7, 2010

    When you’re dropping bottles into the sea, always use glass. For everything else, plastic is probably better.

  3. #3 Virginia
    March 8, 2010

    It is time to add another verse to “where have all teh flowers gone?”
    I think maybe.
    Our family is weaning ourselves of plastic consumption. We’ve all got our own water bottles that we carry around. But the truly scary thing for me is how many beauty products have hidden plastics in them that can end up in the ocean and the watershed. They don’t kill whales and bigger fish directly but kill krill quite efficiently. The term to watch for is something like “micro-dermabrasion” or “micro beads” – anything that exfoliates but does not have an obvious biological exfoliant (like ground walnut shells or apricot kernels) is suspect.

  4. #4 Patricia
    March 10, 2010

    Thank you.
    Both beautiful and profound, it moved me. I got sort of clunk feeling in the pit of my stomach that only something as serious as this can provoke. I’m going to share this because plastic marine debris is something I’m very passionate about.

    On an unrelated note I found this and thought it would amuse you:

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