Does it strike anyone else
as completely insane
that Australia sends large, ungainly ships laden with coal
through the beautiful, fragile, world heritage Great Barrier Reef
all the way to China and India
so that this finite resource can power dirty factories,
employing people in appalling conditions
tatty plastic products.
Returning - using more fossil fuels -
for a "festival" with no relevance in our culture?
Where children pound on doors demanding sweets,
and the tawdry, mass produced crap
ends up in landfill
and waterways and oceans,
where marine creatures will choke
or be poisoned by minute, disintegrating plastic particles.
|Plastic pellets found in a few minutes on a beach |
in Port Phillip Bay. Victoria.
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