Plastic. Two of NinerNet‘s clients are plastic fantastic fanatics. Well, not really; that just sounded cool. They’re actually quite the opposite, trying to educate the world about the extent to which we rely on plastic, and the harm that the plastic we discard is doing to the environment.
The impetus for this post was a post made yesterday on the BSI Biodegradable Solutions blog about a short (eight minutes) video entitled One Plastic Beach. Watch it. Behind the quirky humour is the unrelenting effect that plastic is having on the environment, particularly the marine environment and the animals that live in and over our man-made “plastic soup”.
Which brings me to our other plastic client: Dutch author Jesse Goossens who has written the books Plastic Soup (English edition, ISBN-10: 9047702069, ISBN-13: 978-9047702061, Amazon.com affiliate link, non-affiliate link) and “Plastic Soep” (Dutch edition). In her own words: “Floating in the Pacific Ocean is a vast amount of plastic waste twice the size of the United States. Marine life and sea birds are dying, and we are also finding plastic in our own foods from the sea … all with dire consequences. Look, read and shudder; it’s time for action!” You can read her blog in English (Plastic Soup) or Nederlands (Plastic Soep).