P L A S T I C F R E E C O M I C S
The Elizabeth Swann is a plastic free ship - no GRP, and no single use packaging, unless fully recyclable.
The developers of the John Storm Franchise exist to raise awareness of ocean pollution in the public mind. We are, thus, very pleased to see so many like-minded people adding weight to an international campaign to rid us of this plague. According to a study undertaken by the Ellen MacArthur Trust, by 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish if we don't act now to curtail our disposable ways. A disposable society is an irresponsible society, if, as it is today, we are poisoning our food supply. Coupled with desertification (the conversion of arable land to actual deserts) and intensive farming, as fish in the sea reduce in volume, currently at the rate of around 1% a year, pressure is applied to other agricultural endeavour, to make up for protein loss, in a world with more, not less, mouths to feed.
Birds and fish eat plastic. Typically, the birds die as their stomachs fill with indigestible plastic. They starve to death. We eat the fish that have eaten the plastic we throw away. We get sick from the cancerous toxin build up, and pregnant women suffer irregular births. It's a lose, lose situation.
Policy makers are happy with this, because of the cost of cleaning up. Having already borrowed to the hilt, most economies are just as messed up as the ocean we are dumping in. They cannot afford to clean up their mess.
For this reason, the G20 advocate continuous dumping of plastics in the oceans, despite it being illegal. The United Nations are not happy about this, but have no statutory teeth. Though, some single use plastics are being phased out in a few countries very gradually. It is not enough to stem the 8 millions tons (or more) of plastic waste a year, we dump on marine life. Mainly from our polluted rivers. Then there is landfill. Imagine how much plastic is secreted away under our new housing estates.
What are we like? We always vote for the money. That is what we are like : (
"Mum, Dad, is that for real? Afraid so kids, stay off the fish at school meals. But Dad, we'll starve. Better that, than cancer children."
KIDS AGAINST PLASTIC
Amazing to think that a good percentage of these plastic items, will end up in the bellies of fish.
DOWN THE TUBES .NET 23 MARCH 2021- WAITROSE BANS DISPOSABLE PLASTIC TOYS GIVEN WAY WITH CHILDRENS'S COMICS AND MAGAZINES
Farmed fish, in ocean pens, may be just as contaminated as ocean caught fish. Shellfish is extremely dangerous to eat, depending on where it was farmed or caught. Always read the label, and see the good fish guides. Eat safe. You'll live longer!
Waitrose says it was inspired to act after hearing about the campaign by Skye Neville, a 10-year-old girl from Gwynedd, who has launched her own campaign to persuade publishers to end the practice.
The retailer, which has over 300 stores across the UK, has highlighted that the free plastic toys have a very short lifespan and cannot be easily recycled., and has decided to lead the way in removing them from its supermarket shelves over the next eight weeks and instead calling for magazine publishers to replace plastic toys with more sustainable alternatives.
A more appropriate name for this chap today, might be "Plastic Cleanup Man."
"And, you should see their National Debts. Humans are trading the planet irresponsibly, and we are picking up the tab."
This cartoon is more or less on the money. Death awaits us, in the end. We will have to pay the FerryMan, for our sins, in polluting the ocean. There is no excuse, all politicians are fully aware of the consequences. But, the voting public need to steer politics, with their ballot papers.
Wildlife is swimming in the plastic they are eating, because they have no choice. As guardians of the ocean, we are not doing a very good job.
The European Union don't want to clean up the sea, they think continuing to dump plastic is economically sound. Ignoring the long term consequences, of fish scarcity and toxicity.
It's kind of interesting that there is such a thing as plastic man. The good news is that he is not a single use disposable item. Indeed, he might take offence at that suggestion. Then again, he is only a fictional character. So, what the heck.
Plastic Man (Patrick "Eel" O'Brian) is a superhero first appearing in Police Comics #1, originally published by Quality Comics and later acquired by DC Comics. Created by cartoonist Jack Cole, Plastic Man was one of the first superheroes to incorporate humor into mainstream action storytelling. This character has been published in several solo series and has interacted with other characters such as Batman and many others in the mainstream DC Universe as a member of the Justice League. He has additionally appeared in several television and video game adaptations, including a short-lived television show of his own named The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show.
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