Al Gore is perhaps a name that's floated around school science and geography lessons for more than a decade. Need a quick refresher? He's arguably one of the world's most influential climate change campaigners, a real big deal in world politics.
So, BREAKING NEWS. The former Vice President of the United States is now our first honorary citizen of the Trash Isles.
The Trash Isles? What's that, we hear you ask? At LADbible, we've set out to combat plastic pollution by creating the world's first country made from ocean rubbish - that is cumulatively the size of France - that has already formed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
We've finally given Mr. Gore the props he deserves as he turns his attention to our emerging nation of plastic trash, and begins to craft our manifesto for change. With his backing, your citizenship and the community's support, we can shrink this country-sized problem.
But why else is it incredibly important to take action with us? In Al's own words: "Fifty billion tonnes of [plastic] in 60-70 years is completely outrageous." We hear you, Al.
Are you also a fan of fish? Be very cautious, because as Al points out: "Plastic is absolutely harming the oceans and some of it shows up in the fish people eat. It's disgusting". That'll put you off your Friday fish 'n' chips.
With the oceans so crucial to our survival, we need to protect them. So, here's our official three-step Trash Isles Manifesto:
- Develop biodegradable materials
- Introduce the carbon tax
- Create laws to increase recycling
Ready to make a difference? Become a Trash Isles citizen HERE and ensure the world's first country made of trash, is its last.