I have already mentioned that I have been keeping the small soya sauce bottles that come with pre-packed sushi. They are generally in the shape of a fish with little green tops. It wasn’t that I wanted to collect them; I just couldn’t throw them away. It seemed such a waste. Such elaborate things, just to be thrown away after one squirt.
These tiny plastic fish, in every packet of sushi, produce a lot of litter. Which brings me again to Chris Jordan www.chrisjordan.com. Predominantly he is raising awareness of the huge plastic waste in the Pacific Garbage Patch. At the moment, he is working on a project in the Midway Atoll, filming baby Albatrosses, who are dying by the hundreds after consuming plastic mistaken for food. “A Dream of a Dying Albatross (Return to Mother)”. Suddenly the plastic sushi bottles take on a more sinister image, telling me we should question our role in this astonishing environmental tragedy.
Watching his films bought tears to my eyes. Watch, it's frightening that we could lose these birds. So beautiful and aweinspiring.