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Monday, March 23, 2015

We Buy, the Sea Pays

"Most of our bountiful planet's water is in the ocean, which - humans, take a bow - are a calamity: Up to 26 million tons of plastic packaging and other debris threatens the life of our oceans and its hundreds of thousands of fish, birds and other marine creatures, who ingest it, get tangled in it or otherwise die from our ungodly carelessness. To mark the 20th anniversary of its annual Ocean Initiatives, the Surfrider Foundation has launched a new mobilization and awareness campaign to remind us, "Ocean pollution begins with the purchase of the object which will eventually be discarded as waste" - you buy, the sea pays. By way of catchy illustration, their posters show some of the over 250 threatened species up against the scanner that can ultimately mean their death.