Instagram famous couple, Marie Fe and Jake Snow, who keeps sharing their travel pictures in a beach clad picturesque location are now talking about the pollution caused by plastic on beaches. The couple went to pink sand beach in Indonesia Komodo National Park in 2018 and fell in love with the turquoise water beach. A year later, the duo again decided to visit the beach but this time they were horrified looking at the condition of the beach. It was covered with plastic and trash and it looked more like the inside of a garbage can.
Marie and Jake took to Instagram to share two pictures but from different years. In the photos, the duo can be seen sitting at the same spot but the beach looks so different. “2018 PINK BEACH —> 2019 PLASTIC BEACH. These two photos were taken in exactly the same spot one year apart from each other. We never imagined that upon return to our favourite beach in the world we would find such a disturbing scene! It really broke our hearts to see the amount of rubbish that had washed up on this once beautiful beach.” They captioned it (sic)
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They further added, “If we don’t act now, this will become a normality! Our beaches our oceans and our world will be covered in plastic Photoshopping the rubbish out wont fix the problem, showing the reality of what’s going on, will! Let’s call this what it is, a #plasticparadise !! How many beautiful places do you know that have become a plastic paradise?”
They also asked their followers to join the movement, “We want to start using the hashtag #plasticparadise to start shining a spotlight onto places we notice that have a real plastic problem! We hope that this honesty and exposure will bring about pressure that will lead to cleanups and change! JOIN THE MOVEMENT, use #plasticparadise when you see a problem, share this post, refuse single use plastic and go one step further by letting businesses that still use them know that you don’t support it by verbalising your stance!”