It's time to wake up to the problem of plastic! (Northern Ireland)

YRE Competition 2019 - Litter Less Campaign
1st Place as a campaign photo
11-14 years old

400 million tons of plastic are produced worldwide every year. The problem with plastic is that it doesn't rot. Instead it hangs around in the environment for hundreds of years polluting our land and oceans, killing our wildlife and poisoning our food chains.

The problem is that far too many of us are ignoring the problem!

This photograph is a visual metaphor of how denial and nonchalance are permitting us to "sleep easy" while persistent plastic pollutants are burying our planet alive. This is not a dream...this is reality and it's time to wake up and face the problem of plastic before it becomes our nightmare!

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