Rise Above Plastics

Surfrider Foundation went extreme with their newest PSA video on marine debris for their new Rise Above Plastic campaign. The animation might seem outlandish with its sea of plastics so large it supports the weight of a sperm whale like a swimming pool raft.. but, given all the trash I’ve been cleaning up for One Ton Landed already this year, extreme might be just what we need in our conservation PSAs.

Considering that this week rescue groups have removed plastic debris from a live dolphin calf, a nurse shark, and have brought in manatees for entanglement issues, and the brown pelican body I saw on Thursday.. while we aren’t exactly at Defcon Wall-E with our plastic contamination, we might be heading there.