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Plastic can be recycled not life...

Plastic can be recycled not life...

Small details MAKE the difference.
* * *
You know when you buy packs of bottles
they often come with these "plastic collars" since quite a while
and i saw once, years ago, a bird caught with this thing
around its body...

Since that day,
I said to myself i would make sure
i would never become a contributor to this crime to nature.

Even if i send my plastic to be recycled
I always "cut" the little circles or any other trap* in a way
that can represent less danger to any animal.
I am not sure where the truck for recycling
goes, is it always recycled or just spread
in an open dumping field...sometimes?

To me, this is a "primary" gesture to cut
those plastic rings.
Every little gesture counts
do not understimate your own contribution...

(weekly informal challenge: Primary)
(*for the picture...the "cutting" was not completely done with ;)
I found this "today" on the net: http://sierraclubgreatlakes.blogspot.com/2012/02/how-much-plastic-is-in-great-lakes.html
Une image vaut milles mots...
Please -- stop polluting the world (air-water-ground)
We have the ability to "create" this - we have the ability to PREVENT and AVOID this...
M. Stephen Harper! Jean Charest! Vous avez du chemin à faire...et votre plan nord M. Charest est "stupide", surtout dans sa forme actuelle. Une farce et vous nous forcez à en être le dindon.


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Evaristo B. Carrera22-Jun-2014 03:52
I'm doing..
Margot W28-Feb-2012 22:23
I have done the same for years now as I saw something on TV that showed the dangers of these in the land fill.
Wonderful photo and important message.
Mieke WA Minkjan24-Feb-2012 07:10
you are right Claudia, the bell birds in Australia like to pick the blue rings of a plastic milk bottle and then sufficated themselves with it. A great reminder to remove the blue ring of the bottle
Ad your composition is of course magnifigue!
Carl and Racine Erland22-Feb-2012 04:42
Excellent shot and an important message. - Racine
René-André21-Feb-2012 19:33
I think you and I saw that same image years ago and like you ever since I've cut my plastic to make sure it doesn't happen again! nice message.
Walter O. Koenig21-Feb-2012 03:35
Great shot and message Claudia. Best not to buy them at all.
Steve Mockford20-Feb-2012 13:54
A nice image - and an important message Claudia. Thanks for spreading it.
laine20-Feb-2012 10:22
Ocean going creatures can get caught up in these things...a great message Claudia
Barbara Heide20-Feb-2012 09:04
thought provoking! very well done Claudia!
Mostafa Moftah20-Feb-2012 05:28
Strong message in photo and words
thanks for the link too, very touching
~V
through_the_lens20-Feb-2012 05:24
Stunning effect, fantastic work. V.
J. Scott Coile20-Feb-2012 03:52
Fantastic.
Carla Resh20-Feb-2012 03:29
I agree....well done...GREAT Message!! V
Inga Morozoff20-Feb-2012 03:21
Nicely photographed and an excellent reminder to cut the rings
Laryl20-Feb-2012 00:54
we rarely get them, but I cut them too.. wonderful message and image
Dan the man19-Feb-2012 21:27
Very well done ! Strong message! V
settler19-Feb-2012 20:32
Super visual back-up to your message..V!!
Norbert Fortelny19-Feb-2012 19:03
Well done, I like the photo and the spirit!
longbachnguyen19-Feb-2012 18:45
Fantastic composition extremely creative with the design and exposure and lighting v
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