A Plastic Ocean is a movie that many of us have seen. Or many of us have seen plastic oceans and that is even better, because it is reality and not just a movie. Only by an increasing awareness of what is happening out there in the sea with our trash, we can communally see the need for a change.
Thereby, cleaning the beaches from debris is a nice start but we need to start upstream.
And personally, I think spreading the word and educating our kids and younger generations is a crucial step to take! Something we should do much more often, like once with the kids in Aitutaki! And hopefully soon, in different parts of the world, such as back here in Germany.
Check out the Ocean Plastic Lab Exhibition, it is also a fantastic way to educate and raise awareness!