As we all know, the usage and the disposal of plastic is becoming more and more of a planet & self-annihilation. Even though the mass crowd is unaware of the situation of the plastic disposal and its accumulation in the oceans.
Most of these plastic particles are one-time use products such as grocery bags, straws, plastic bottles and such. The illustrator Jorge Gamboa designed this cover for the National Geographic magazine of June 2018.
— Vaughn Wallace (@vaughnwallace) May 16, 2018
This illustrates a plastic bag submerged in the water. It delivers an iceberg effect, which conveys the message that the world has only seen the tip of this global issue with plastic.
We can all help fix the plastic apocalypse. As a first step, we’re getting rid of the plastic wrappers around our magazine—and launching a multiyear campaign to raise awareness and encourage consumers to act. https://t.co/3DCcoNXB12 #PlanetOrPlastic
— National Geographic Magazine (@NatGeoMag) May 16, 2018
This Illustration is named ‘Iceberg Plástico’. This has created a large-scale conversation globally. National Geography has taken its own initiative to use paper packaging instead of plastic to do their deliveries.
The magazine does not only talk about the issue on its cover, the article ‘ We Made Plastic. We Depend on It. Now We’re Drowning in It‘ by Laura Parker. In this, she discuss the trends that made plastic as a one time used product and how should we act to minimize the use of plastic while cleaning up the massive amount of plastic dumping we have done.
— Angela Sun (@sunnyangela) May 17, 2018
— Gerald Butts (@gmbutts) May 16, 2018
Many people have praised the cover and the article alongside the initiative that the company has taken towards minimizing plastic usage. The tip of this iceberg is already a mess as everyone can witness in their day to day lives. But we should collectively work towards a better approach to eradicate the problem we created ourselves before it engulfs us all.
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— Marie McGrory (@MarieMcG23) May 16, 2018
As soon as my toddler saw this issue arrive in the mail, she picked it up, brought it to me and sat in my lap, asking me to read as if it were a bedtime story… Very powerful work.
— Thomas Patterson (@pattersonphoto) May 16, 2018