Photo above: Plastic waste frequently ends up in seas and on beaches…
Mel Costello gives a poetic commentary on the consequences of our throwaway attitude towards plastic.
What Am I? by Mel Costello
You can throw me, drop me or give me a violent toss,
I will stay there lingering like moss.
I will float and travel to many a great place,
killing many on my journey there’s always a trace.
I’m in the park, a place of beauty,
But am not bothered, killing the wildlife is my duty.
I can be coloured, clear or strong,
Either a molecule round or long.
It can take years for me to disappear,
Or put me in the sea. I will reappear.
It doesn’t take long to put me in a bin.
I can be recycled, reused, but not in a landfill.
They thought my invention was fantastic.
But to our world I am just plastic.
…. to make coasters and pegs. Credit: Plastic Tactics