The photographer Caroline Power, who lives on Roatan, which is just 12 miles long and three miles wide, shared this images on social media to raise awareness of the problem.
“Think about your daily lives,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “How did you take your food to go last time you ate out? How was your last street food served? Chances are it was Styrofoam and served with a plastic fork and then put in a plastic bag. Do you still use plastic garbage bags? Plastic soda bottles? Zip lock bags? Plastic wrap on your food? Do you buy toilet paper that comes wrapped in plastic instead of paper? Do you put your fruit and vegetables in produce bags at the grocery?”
More than eight million tonnes of plastic goes into the oceans every year, and it is estimated there will be more of it than fish by 2050…
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