Chef shares troubling footage of all the plastic he found inside a fish
Look lads, we all know what we are and are not supposed to do with our plastic.
We are supposed to recycle the items that are recyclable. We are not supposed to buy excessive amounts of plastic when we could opt for reusable items instead.
We are supposed to keep our non-recyclable plastic in bins, at home, and well away from bodies of water. We are not supposed to throw it in the sea.
The above may be obvious enough to us, but to some people it isn't, because a lot of them are still throwing their plastic caps and other debris into the ocean.
A video shared recently by a chef in Mexico detailed the sad reality of where a lot of the plastic in our oceans ends up - inside of fish.
Ricardo Muñoz Zurita posted the footage of the cut open fish on his Twitter account.
"Please be aware of not using plastic and not throwing garbage in the sea," he wrote. "We are killing Planet Earth, our home."
Por favor hagan conciencia de no utilizar plástico y de no tirar basura en el mar, estamos matando al Planeta Tierra, nuestro hogar. pic.twitter.com/TIxfC13grP
— Ricardo Muñoz Zurita (@MunozZurita) May 17, 2019
The video showed Ricardo poking through the fish's insides with his fingers to reveal plastic bottles caps, part of a broken comb, and other pieces of debris that had evidently been discarded in the sea.
Shocking scenes, if you've got a weak stomach.
... Or if you care about the environment at all.
This comes after a sperm whale washed up dead on a beach in Indonesia with 6kg of plastic in its stomach.
The whale had 115 plastic cups, 25 plastic bags, flip flops, plastic bottles, rope, and pieces of tarpaulin inside of its body.
During May, Her will be doing some more #ConsciousBits.
Over the month, we'll be learning how to re-use more than we buy, examining the sheer amount of waste the planet produces, and considering the many, many benefits of sustainable fashion choices.
We'll also be chatting to some people who have made sustainability a priority, while setting ourselves a few environmentally conscious challenges along the way.
Change is daunting and we're not perfect, but we can always try to do our bit. Our conscious bit.
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