Planet Or pLASTIC?
Inspired by the recent powerful National Geographic June magazine cover for their campaign “Planet or Plastic?” I created a mock-up magazine cover following the topic of too much plastic in our environment. Depicted here are clown fish living in what seems to be an anemone, which is their natural underwater home. With a closer look, the anemone is actually a collection of plastic straws. An average of 500 million single-use plastic straws are used daily in the United States alone. It is predicted that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. It is time that the people of the Earth start making progressive changes and being conscious of our human impact. The planet is not solely ours. If we continue to slowly disrupt and destroy natural recourses and species, we will slowly disrupt and destroy our own lives. CALL TO ACTION: Today I ask you to make one small change: say NO to single-use plastics like straws. Your first step can be purchasing a reusable straw.
*Disclosure: I am not affiliated with National Geographic and this is not a real magazine cover that National Geographic is publishing. This is a mock-up to promote National Geographic, promote the better good of eco-awareness, and to simple display my skills as a content maker and personal support for National Geographic.