Message in a Bottle is a series of art and education events, inspired by the ocean and marine plastic pollution. This year’s event is held on February 23-25, 2018 at The Venue at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco. The entire event is free and open to the public and will feature an inspiring assortment of art and educational installations that were created by local artists and environmentalists.
By the year 2050 there will be more plastic by weight in the ocean than fish. Most plastic pollution at sea starts out on land as litter on beaches, streets and sidewalks. Rain or over-watering flushes that litter through a storm drain system or directly to creeks, streams and rivers that lead to the ocean. After plastics enter the marine environment they slowly photodegrade into smaller pieces that marine life can mistake for food, sometimes with fatal results. Ocean gyres concentrate plastic pollution in five main areas of the world’s oceans and various research groups are bringing back alarming data documenting plastics impacts.
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