Al Gore has become the first honorary citizen of the new country Trash Isles, appropriately named at it is made entirely of trash. The floating garbage island is located in the Pacific ocean and the size of France. Al, along with LADbible and the Plastic Oceans Foundation requested that the island be recognized as a country.
In doing so they hope to bring more awareness to it, in hopes that it can be shrunk. The campaign states that “By becoming a country, other countries are obliged to clean up the Trash Isles.”
It’s easy to ignore the trash in the ocean when you’re on the mainland, but it’s a big problem. Scientists have warned that garbage could outnumber fish in the ocean by the year 2050 if we keep heading in the same direction that we’ve been going.