Daring Adventurer Paddles Through Trash-Filled Waters To Raise Awareness Of Pollution

Caters_NewsPublished: August 29, 201715,639 views
Published: August 29, 2017

Water is extremely important on the global scale. Of all the water on the planet, only 3% of it is fresh water. We humans can go only for a few days without it. We can go weeks without eating, but we need water to survive. Unfortunately, people don’t seem to realize that. Instead of saving our planet, we throw more and more trash every day. Piles of waste are gathered and released into the waters all over the world. Years and centuries have passed, but nothing has changed for the better.

That’s why the founder of CINDAQ in Mexico, the scientist Sam Meacham, decided to launch a campaign with the help of Alison Teal, a female version of "Indiana Jones," who journeys into ancient cultures with her camera and pink eco surfboard to share global secrets of survival, sustainability, health and happiness through her comedic and inspirational film and blog series: Alison's Adventures. Having her fame in mind, they hope it will help people become aware of the problem that concerns all of us and take some actions about it.

"Wake up and smell the toxins!" says Alice as she starts her journey between the piles of plastic bottles and bags gathered in the waters off the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, in the hope of expanding knowledge of the global trash issue. The images and video show mounds of trash that have built up many feet in the air. These piles were not organized landfill – they were simply dumped there.

"I hope this is a good reality check up of what is happening in the world. It’s not just the Mexican issue. It’s an issue of the planet. If we don’t stop producing our waste, put out plastic, this is what’s gonna happen " says Alison.

In the past, she has also travelled to trash buildups in the Maldives in order raise awareness of water pollution.

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