By Claire Robinson, writer at The Open Mind
- February 23, 2019
How cool is Goby, instead of having garbage bins all around the beach a barbed wire and mesh gigantic fish sculpture was designed named “Goby”.
A see-through giant structure was placed on the beach with the sign “Goby loves plastic, please feed him”. Goby has made it fun and exciting to recycle. The kids just love feeding him.
Goby gets so full that during the night it is taken to be emptied and brought back in the mornings to be feed plastic again.
It would be wonderful if all the beaches had a structure like Goby that makes you want to recycle instead of dreary bins?
It has been predicted that in the year 2050, there will be more plastic waste than fish in the sea. Therefore we should all be taking plastic waste seriously, as it is definitely a significant problem on our beautiful planet. It takes centuries to break down plastic.
It’s imperative that we all recycle our plastic waste to reduce landfill.
According to Ellen MacArthur Foundations report launched at the World Economic Forum, new plastics will consume 20% of all oil production within 35 years.
‘Despite the growing demand, just 5% of plastics are recycled effectively, while 40% end up in a landfill and a third in fragile ecosystems such as the world’s oceans.’
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