Discount beachside vacation rates available, ten free bags of trash per customer, call now! A beach in the Dominican Republic is currently so filled with waste that at some points, the clear blue water of the Caribbean isn’t even visible. A video posted on Instagram by Parley, an activist project that promotes clean oceans, shows Montesinos Beach in Santo Domingo full of garbage:
PLASTIC EMERGENCY ALERT We need a wave of change and a material revolution. Here’s the story behind this haunting video. It was taken in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, where Parley and collaborators are working hand in hand with the military and the city council. Over 500 public workers have been mobilized for this cleanup operation. After three days of cleanups we have intercepted over 30 tons of plastic, but there is a lot more work to be done. Wherever you are in the world, you can be part of the solution: #ParleyAIR: Avoid. Intercept. Redesign. @parley.tv @corona @oceanplastic #100islandsprotected
The waste is so dense that the ocean tides make it appear as if the waste is moving on its own. Parley says members of the organization and 500 public workers are currently working to clean up the beach.
They hope to recycle the plastic gathered on the beach. Parley also says its working with local leaders in hopes of preventing garbage build up in the future.