Love and Less Plastic
This powerful and deeply unsettling video tells all of us we need to do so much more if we love and cherish this planet. Plastic surrounds us and is now prevalent in all the oceans of the world. Indeed, by some estimates the weight of plastic now exceeds the weight of all the oceans fish.
As beautiful, diverse and remote as West Flores and Komodo country is, it too has not been spared this sad legacy of "civilization". Through local advocacy and as part of routine operations we do what we can to raise awareness, sponsor cleanups, to avoid or reduce our use of plastics, and to take the time to pick it up when we see it.
We have noticed that once a person starts to pick up their first few pieces of plastic they quickly get in the "groove" so to speak and before long it's a compelling feel good activity.