Flash Mob: Who Cares About Plastic Pollution?

A Flashmob organized by the “Testé sur des humains” team at TVA in Quebec. Thanks to Dan for passing it on:


The translation of the video is:

  • Each year, 671 million Kg of plastic are produced around the world.
  • Each year, 400 million refundable bottles and cans are not recycled in Quebec.
  • There are 18 000 pieces of plastic floating on every square kilometre of ocean.
  • 91% of Quebecers care about the environment. Do you?

0 thoughts on “Flash Mob: Who Cares About Plastic Pollution?”

  1. Isn’t it sad how our environmental complacency has slowly overtaken us.

    Did you notice that the majority of those folks who walked by the carefully placed bottle were almost embarrassed by it being there? Yet they chose to do nothing about it.

    I have to wonder where the statistics come from though. Firstly I am surprised that we only produce 671 million kg of plastic, that doesn’t seem like very much worldwide. Only 738,000 tons?

    Their plastic in the ocean statistic works out to one piece floating for every 55 square meters. Perhaps the Gulf Islands of western Canada where we live is extra pristine, I really don’t know, but it is uncommon for us to see more than one piece of floating plastic on our 8 mile round trips over to Vancouver Island.

    I do realize that is not the point of the video, and I wholeheartedly support their efforts in bringing our disdain for our environment to the forefront.

    And once again Christine, you have managed to bring an extremely important topic to our attention…for which I thank you.


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