The video that started it all

Need a good reason to ditch the plastic in your garden?

This is the video that made me decide I couldn’t justify it any more, on any grounds.

I came across it after listening to a speech in 2015 by the wonderful Emily Penn. This inspirational lady had been doing something about the terrible scourge of plastic in our oceans long before I had even heard about it, and even longer before David Attenborough drew a watching nation’s attention to the issue in the wonderful BBC1 series Blue Planet II. That seems to have done the trick, mind you, and finally, at last, everyone from government downwards is sitting up and take notice.

Anyway, I was trying to find out a bit more about what I’d heard about. I clicked on this video, and what I saw shocked me to the core and broke my heart. I have never forgotten these images.

I warn you: only start this video if you are feeling strong. It is, quite simply, terrible to watch.

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