Alison Teal, adventure film maker, environmentalist, and TV Star paddled through Ballona Creek in Los Angles after the first big rain of the season to highlight the amount of waste, namely plastic and polystyrene, that is going into our world’s oceans. The viral video has had over 2 million views on her Facebook and Instagram.
It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean.
Over one trillion plastic bags are used yearly worldwide. In addition to harming the marine environment, and entering into the fish we eat, producing these bags requires the equivalent of 12 million barrels of oil per year. If the oceans die, we die – and plastic is killing our world oceans. The U.S. EPA estimates that 380 billion plastic bags were made in 2009 and 102 million of those were plastic shopping bags.
This year California followed Hawaii by voting to ban all plastic bags in stores – and now it’s time for the world to follow.
Alison says that, “there’s needs to be a shift in global consciousness in relation to plastic and polystyrene usage. With this video, Alison hopes to inspire the world to make a new years resolution with the following easy solutions:
· Use a reusable water bottles and coffee mugs
· Use a reusable shopping bag
· Use reusable silverware
· Bring your own take away containers
· Get involved in local government to ban single use plastic and polystyrene
Alison Teal, travels the world with her Alison’s Adventures online film series which aims to educate through entertainment. She has been called the Female Indiana Jones by Time Magazine as she travels the world riding surfboards made out of recycled coffee cups and wearing bikinis out of recycled plastic bottles.
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