For many of us, plastic-pollution of the oceans is one of the most gut wrenching topics of our time. We have seen heartbreaking photos of animals killed by swallowed plastic waste or strangled by beer-can nets.

And most people are not just sitting back and complain – but actually do join cleaning crews that pick up every single piece of trash at their beach or in the forest.
But there is also the other side: where does it come from? Obviously, many third world countries are not “trash-conscious” and simply discard their waste in the next river (or forest). Changing this will be a long process. But when I read about modern cruise ships dumping their waste into the oceans for cost reasons… (I stop here, because I can not write what I would like to happeb to those responsible… 😉