I am sure we all try to do little things to help save our planet. Cycling to work? Buying local food? Recycling? We do what we can at our scale. The environmental issues we have are only getting bigger and bigger. In fact, there is an island the size of France, made out of trash and rubbish, floating in the North Pacific Ocean. The size of France. Almost three times the UK.
And no one talks about it? That’s the problem, but this brilliant campaign will change this. The Plastic Oceans Foundation and LadBible have decided to give a voice to this island by making it an official country. I love the design by Mario Kerkstra everything from the flag to the stamps is full of small details that make it beautiful and uncanny at the same time.
This project aims to raise awareness about ocean pollution in the hope to make the first rubbish-island the last one.
It is sad that we have to create an identity even thou the facts are there. We could say the same thing about the thousands of refugee we hear about every day.
I like the fact that this is a positive colonisation. The appropriation of the Island can only make things better. Or United Nation will take action, or it will stay as it is. More and more rubbish will merge with the Island, but this would happen anyway if we don’t do something about our polluted Oceans.
“You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow, by evading it today” A. Lincoln