Installation features plastic, sargassum in Tulum

My spouse and I went to Tulum’s northern beach on Christmas Day. It looked beautiful as we approached.

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Then we got to the shore. Sargassum has been a big problem for Caribbean beaches in 2015. Below is the first public access point if you are walking south down the road from the ruins.

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Yea, the seaweed is a bummer. But, as I’ve written before, the plastic is more of a heartbreaker for me.

So this year, we made an installation of garbage art.

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Tedly found some sticks for a Christmas tree and arranged seaweed around it, while I found the much of the festive decorations.

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Our Christmas tree even had gifts under it.

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Some people stopped by to look at our arrangement, but they had to stand because the broken plastic chair only had three legs.

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We can’t get around using plastic. Imagine a society without it. Won’t happen. We love the convenience and the initial cost is so low. However, now we seem to be paying more of a price, no?

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We hope you had a great Christmas, and that you didn’t get – or give – too much plastic.

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And, here’s to hoping 2016 doesn’t see any more plastic trash in Earth’s oceans.

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3 Comments

  1. So sorry to see all of this plastic “garbage” on this beautiful beach. Sadly, I’m sure it’s a growing problem everywhere & on every beach. 😢 If only there was a way of proper disposal….

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