April 26, 2021

How Are Fishing Nets Contributing Towards Plastic Pollution And Is There A Solution To The Issue At Hand From The Perspective Of A Designer?

Jasmine Newman


In the words of oceanographer, Sylvia Earle, “many of us ask what can I, as one person, do, but history shows us that everything good and bad starts because somebody does something or does not do something.” I take my role as a person in society very seriously and although it is easy to be complacent and hope that those in charge will take action when it comes to environmental issues, I strive to help in any way that I can. I am infinitely concerned as to the state of our oceans and I want to make as much of a difference as I can through essay writing and my art work. Ghost fishing is left unchecked and cared for which I why I feel that we all need to be made far more aware of this plastic-polluting menace.