I’ll send an SOS to the world…
On the small Thai island of Koh Mak you may be just yourself on the beaches wandering for hours. But there is a strong reminder that we live on planet Earth: our human pollution, reaching even the most remote parts of our world.
“Walked out this morning
Don’t believe what I saw
A hundred billion bottles
Washed up on the shore
Seems I’m not alone at being alone
A hundred billion castaways
Looking for a home.”
– Police, Message in a Bottle
Did you know there are 5.25 trillion bits of plastic of all sizes in the oceans of the world? Source: The Economist.
There is no message in a bottle; the bottle itself is a message to humanity: protect our environment.
Here is a selection of the most interesting beach findings on the island of Koh Mak.
Each year, Earth Day – April 22 – marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.