These days, it’s rare that a new nation is formed, but when one is, it’s a major global news event. News media from around the world descend on the newly birthed nation and her people become the center of attention. But one new nation has received no attention, and there’s a good reason for that.
I of course am speaking of the new country, The Trash Isles. Have you heard of it? Probably not. The reason why most of us are oblivious to this new country, is because it’s a nation made of trash. The Trash Isle are in fact, a large country — about the size of France to be precise. So why has the world’s media ignored this new country? Watch the video to learn more:
Would you want to live in this country? Probably not, and who could blame you.
As you read this, an obscene amount of plastic is making its way into the oceans – in total, eight million tonnes a year, or a rubbish truck full of plastic every minute. There is now so much of it, an area cumulatively the size of France has formed in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii. With no one paying attention to this catastrophe, LADbible has teamed up with the Plastic Oceans Foundation to take this country-sized trash patch and turn it into the world’s 196th nation – named the Trash Isles.
This isn’t some throwaway idea. Oh no, on World Oceans Day (8 June) we submitted a Declaration of Independence to the United Nations to seek recognition of the Trash Isles as an official country.
Now, this is going to be a three-month campaign to get the country official recognition and we need your help- to be specific, we need you to ‘become a citizen’, to pressure the United Nations into approving our application and recognising the Trash Isles. – LADBible.
What we’re doing to our planet – our home, is alarming. Most of us don’t know the sheer magnitude of the problem and we have to wonder, why isn’t the global news media shining a light on this crisis? Who knows — maybe they’re too busy covering the Kardashian’s doing…uhh, what is it that they do?
Why make it a country?
What better way is there to get world leaders to take notice of a problem than to stick it in front of their faces? Literally so – our application has to be read by all members of the UN Council.
Also if we become a country and a member of the UN, we are protected by the UN’s Environmental Charters, which state….
“All members shall co-operate in a spirit of global partnership to conserve, protect and restore the health and integrity of the Earth’s ecosystem”
Which in a nutshell means that by becoming a country, other countries are obliged to clean us up.
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