This is a play on words alluding to Andy Warhol’s multimedia vents in the mid 60’s. Like Andy’s quote about 15 minutes of fame in the future, this dire prediction about the ‘exploding’ plastic inevitable has also come true. He was a strange oracle, indeed.
Best Life Magazine covers one of the most troubling trends in the world’s ocean today- a North Pacific gyre where plastic outnumbers plankton by 6:1. The story chronicles the adventures of Charlie Moore of the Algalita Research Station and his researches in the open ocean toilet bowl for our contemporary society. This is one of the best write-ups I have ever seen on the subject of plastic in the sea.
Apparently the pelagic pollution phenomenon is beyond clogging the stomachs of the marine megavertebrates, and it’s making people fat, too. Think about that the next time the cashier double-bags your one gallon jug of milk.
For the sake of the ocean, say “paper please”.