Planet or Plastic?

It’s one of the best cover magazine, ever.

Like many others, I’m floored by the ingenuity of Nat Geo magazine June’s cover. It’s simple yet profound. It’s piques our curiosity in excessive usage of plastic and deeper issues like climate change. Yet, we only need a glance to understand what the picture depicts.

Here are some words from Nat Geo:

Can it really be true that half the plastic ever made was produced in the past 15 years? That a trillion plastic bags are used worldwide each year, with an average “working life” of just 15 minutes? That some nine million tons of plastic waste go into the oceans every year? And that estimates for how long plastic endures range from 450 years to forever?

[…] we have created a plastic apocalypse. Developed nations off-load waste from our convenient lifestyle and foist the cleanup on some of the planet’s most vulnerable people. Our Planet or Plastic? campaign is a call to take responsibility for the messes we’ve already made, and act to prevent more.