Plastic ocean

The coast of Westray is beautiful. Beautiful, but blighted. It’s the recipient of plastic rubbish from across the ocean.

Westray Coastline - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

There are more than five trillion pieces of microplastic in the world’s oceans and the equivalent of one rubbish truck of plastic waste is being added to the sea every minute.

Plastic - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Seafood eaters ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year with dozens of particles becoming embedded in tissues

Here’s hoping for a cleaner world and fish without an unwanted side order of plastic.

Westray Coastline - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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