04 Feb '12, 2am

Drowning in Plastic via @Care2

I’ve been living in Central America the last few months — Costa Rica, for the most part. There have been many interesting experiences along the way, but perhaps the most significant for me is access to the ocean. The Pacific Coast is just a couple hours away by bus. I’m almost 30 and, though I’ve lived all over the world, have never swum in the ocean before. The closest I came was dipping a toe into the East China Sea. This week, I took a day off in order to make the trip to the beach town of Puntarenas. My companion and I walked along the beach looking for a suitable spot to lay out our stuff, but it wasn’t an easy search. The sand was littered with all kinds of trash, some ancient and weather-beaten, some apparently quite new. We finally found what seemed like an acceptable spot and laid out our blanket. When I sat down, I noticed a few feet from us an empty plastic moto...

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