PLASTIC IMAGINARIES - The ragpicker meets the composter
C: What did you find, you ragpicker? Can I have a look in your carrier bag?
R: The usual stuff. Plastic containers, fishing nets and wrappings from barbeque sausages. And a new one: a plastic Christmas tree. But, mostly fishing industry gear and waste from leisure activities.
C: It’s got such a sea smell to it. Let’s go into the kitchen!
Their block of flats was once for the rich families, but when the nearby beaches became flushed with plastics, the rich ones moved on. The ragpicker and the composter felt lucky to find this place to live so close to shores where the waves and currents make some of the marine plastic debris into drift material. Since resources to produce new plastics have become scarce, the plastic drift material has become ambiguous – both pollution and a resource…. [Full story at Continent >>>]