A Sunday Poem: “Plastics”


Large chunks
found in stomachs of seals,
turtles, whales.

Tiny particles
eaten by small fish, crabs and plankton,
move up the food chain.

Plastic clogs our oceans;
90 percent
comes from just 10 rivers.

Eight in Asia. Two in Africa.

That is how developing countries
pollute the globe,
harm nature and seaways.

Here in Canada,
rivers are kept clean.

Our garbage is sorted,
handled professionally.

Because we care.

In the Port of Vancouver,
container ships
loaded with Canadian plastic waste
ready to depart.

Destination Asia.


By Shai Ben-Shalom

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