The World Is Falling Apart

The world is falling apart while we stare at yesterday.

Prompted by my wife reading the magazine from the the Ocean Film Festival that we went to last night – that the fish in the sea have reduced by half since 1980. And that by 2050, at the current rate, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea.

And prompted by looking at the plastic dish that the cod steaks came in that I had bought in the supermarket. The plastic was thick enough, strong enough to make a bucket out of. I weighed it: 30g for a one-time use plastic container to hold two pieces of fish.

About The photo

Here’s the original, to which I added the second ‘painting’ and the wording.


  1. Mara Eastern says:

    I’m liking the photo here, not the plastic, obviously…

    The other day I got quite frustrated when one of my fellow tenants filled my wheelie bin with their rubbish: the frustrating thing is the rubbish was plastic bottles and paper boxes. How can someone not recycle or even not bother to squash the paper box to save a bit of space…


  2. How can they? I don’t know. It beats me. Just be nice, behave responsibly, and keep the planet from drowning in our pollution.


  3. Tamara says:

    Such a horribly sad, immoral statistic that you repeated above — i.e. that by 2050, at the current rate, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea…….. Just outrageous!!……


    1. The belief in redemption is part of the human experience. To be told that there is no way to get all the bits of plastic out of the sea is hard to stomach. It is not as though we have stopped doing it, either. It’s hard to be optimistic about any outcome.


      1. Tamara says:

        So sad, David


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