Mar Caribe Plastico Series, #1

A study in plastic collected on the scenic tourist beaches of the Caribbean Sea, Mayan Riviera, Quintana Roo, Mexico, near the fishing town of Puerto Morelos on December 28, 2012. Plastic and trash in the Oceans is a serious and growing problem, as the material never fully degrades and breaks down, but weathers in to smaller and smaller pieces, eventually joining the food web at the molecular level. Every piece of plastic created since the 1930s remains on earth in its unnatural form today. The first image in the series below is one of many compositions made on December 29th, 2012 on the roof of a casita in Puerto Morelos. The plastic featured in the series was collected in about 45 minutes on a 1/2 mile stretch of beach.

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