What if it was our friends & family getting caught in plastic pollution?


How do you feel when you look at these pictures? 

Entanglement art & photography by Jerremy Carroll - Plastic Pollution in our Oceans - Pacific Garbage Patch

Jeremy Carroll is the artist and photographer behind this incredible collection of images featured in an exhibit called Entanglement that we first caught sight of on Treehugger. Each image depicts a human being caught up in the waste that is commonly found in seawater and along beaches such as discarded fishing nets, plastic bottles, grocery bags and flip flops.

Entanglement art & photography by Jerremy Carroll - Plastic Pollution in our Oceans - Pacific Garbage Patch

With the way things are going, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation predicts that there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050. Even without hearing this shocking prediction we can tell things are looking grim with the horrifying and heartbreaking images of innocent turtles and whales found trapped in plastic or with a stomach full of garbage created and disposed of by humans. Entanglement art & photography by Jerremy Carroll - Plastic Pollution in our Oceans - Pacific Garbage Patch
While many of us feel saddened by the harm inflicted on marine wildlife, many people still take an "out of sight, out of mind" approach to justifying the use of disposable, single-use plastic products.Entanglement art & photography by Jerremy Carroll - Plastic Pollution in our Oceans - Pacific Garbage Patch

Perhaps true empathy for the state of our oceans can only come when we imagine our loved ones caught up in these human-made messes. But empathy is only step one, the journey to cleaning up our oceans and reducing the waste we dispose will take action and conscious consuming.

Entanglement art & photography by Jerremy Carroll - Plastic Pollution in our Oceans - Pacific Garbage Patch

All photos posted with permission by the artist: Jeremy Carroll

Glad to collaborate to further create awareness on marine pollution. —message from Jeremy (Thanks again!)

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