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Planet of Plastic

The newest cover of National Geographic is set to become one for the ages. As the world continues to drown in single-use plastic, the iconic magazine has launched a multi-year initiative called Planet or Plastic? The newly unveiled June 2018 cover illustration by Jorge Gamboa is a heartbreaking visualization of the reality we’re collectively facing.

The digital illustration, titled Iceberg Plásticoshows a plastic bag submerged deep into the ocean, with just the “tip of the iceberg” peering above. The simple, direct message and metaphor is a striking commentary on the public’s awareness of the issue and the fact that many don’t understand the impact of plastic on the environment.

What can you do? First, take the Planet or Plastic? pledge to reduce your personal usage of single-use plastic. Second, continue to educate yourself on how plastic is impacting our planet so you can properly make choices and become an advocate against plastic pollution. Thirdly, vote for the Green Party at the upcoming election.

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