Seabird

Original by Shane Swann

Medium Acrylic, coloured pencil and felt tip.

Art inspired by the documentary – A Plastic Ocean

It is reported about 300 million tons of plastic is produced each year. Only about 10% of that we recycle. It is estimated 7-8 million tons of our global plastic waste ends up in the sea per year. Much of this plastic is mistakingly consumed or absorbed by marine species. Seabirds such as albatross, collect fish to feed their young on land. Many of these chicks die before they reach adulthood, as the adults confuse the colourful floating fragments of plastic for fish, which they then feed to their young. Resulting in the chicks starving to death.

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