The globalisation, and modern international air travel, that makes it easy for general incompetence to spread new virus variants about the world, have also been operating to spread this Black Friday consumerist disease around over recent years. It got into the UK a long time ago, but of course the accompanying Americanism of Thanksgiving that spawned it hasn’t. At least we can be thankful for that.
Anyway, unusually for me, I’ve made this image available on a different item to the normal prints available in my online shops today. It’ll be handy to have ready if you have a couple of minutes to spare for a #2minutebeachclean –or local neighbourhood road, street, hedgerows or lane clean– to help with clearing some of the remains of all the consumerism up.
It’s a fresh edit of a similar picture from my files that I’ve posted before, showing the different types of footprints humans have left on the world.
I always have a cotton bag similar to this in my camera bag’s pocket anyway, all scrunched up and taking up little space until I sadly spot the need to use it. Then I put whatever I’ve picked up in the proper recycling, take the bag home, and get it washed and dried ready for next time.
So I thought it might be cool to have this image on one, to show others what I’m trying to help to prevent when they see me scuttling up and down the beach, occasionally leaning down and picking up some assortment of washed up bottle tops, fishing line, or the plentiful miscellaneous plastic pot fragments.
And you can order one too. Alternatively, you can follow this #2minutebeachclean link to read, and perhaps join or support the foundation directly for yourself.
A not-very-subtle reminder that I have shops, at
Redbubble and Pixels,
where there are a selection of my images in all sorts of buying options
(Art, Canvas and Framed prints, and the popular greetings cards and notebooks)
It only takes a couple of small sales to keep the site ad-free, so do have a look if you have time. Thanks.