#1 Trash on the Spin Cycle

Summary :

It is indeed surprising to know that some beaches found in the Hawaiian Islands are badly contaminated with trash like beer bottles, lighters, etc. These dumps float from their origins, get brought up by the strong current of the North Pacific ocean, made their way to the Hawaiian islands, and settles at the beach surface. The amount of litter is so much that it is able to enclose every inch of the beach’s surface. This excessive amount of debris has contributed to the emergence of a major issue in relation to sea birds’ survival. Generally, thousands of birds visit the beach each year to nest. Often, these birds have mistaken the trash for food. They did not realize that they were actually ingesting toxic man-made materials until it was too late. This situation has indeed made “death” as its toll. It is therefore important for humans to start taking actions to control and even reduce the consequences from this happening.

Comment :

This video stresses the point that we, humans, should take full responsibility for our own actions. A simple action, like dumping trash not on its proper places, is able to generate this kind of alerting issue if it is done continuously. Therefore, taking small actions to encounter this problem is indeed necessary. Although it seems to be very easy and simple, its results will add up together to become one impactful and meaningful solution to the problem.

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