Midway Island – the ugly truth of human rubbish

A corpse of baby albatross exposed undigested plastic waste from the abdominal part.

Wonder where are those rubbish that we throw daily will end up to? Everyday million tonnes of rubbish produces from human dump to dustbin and to the dump site (landfill) and many goes into the sea. Some of these rubbish get to rot and decompose in landfill soil or deep sea. However, most of the rubbish are consists of plastic material that require decades to decompose and they will float around the vast sea floor expose to marine wildlife. It is not surprise to imagine these waste will end up in the stomach of marine wildlife. But when we look into the real picture, the effect is much more devastating than we think it is. Watch the video below from the documentary short film called “Midway” by Chris Jordan and Sabine Emiliani.

MIDWAY a Message from the Gyre : a short film by Chris Jordan from Midway. Website

“MIDWAY, a Message from the Gyre is a short film. It is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch. ”

Perhaps we should practice and enforce more on our habit to reduce unnecessary daily waste. Else one day, we will just live next to our waste.


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