A trashy tale

A picture worth a thousand sad words from Sierra Magazine.


Ocean-borne trash plagues the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The stomach of this dead albatross held more than a half pound of plastic.

They captioned it with this damning quote from Art Buchwald — written in 1970:

And Man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate and the disposable bottle, and this was good because Man could then take his automobile and buy his food all in one place and he could save that which was good to eat in the refrigerator and throw away that which had no further use.

And pretty soon the earth was covered with plastic bags and aluminum cans and paper plates and disposable bottles, and there was nowhere left to sit down or to walk.

And Man shook his head and cried, ‘Look at all this God-awful litter’.

(Via Sierra Magazine)