Laysan Albatross killed by ingesting plastic. Flickr user Ars Electronica
A new environmental film called Midway by photographer Chris Jordan aspires to show the effects of plastic on the environment and wildlife. The Laysan Albatross dwells in the North Pacific, more than two thousand miles from any mainland continent, and yet is being ravaged by our plastic waste. The birds are ingesting plastic from the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch because they, like many other animals, mistake plastic for food. The ensuing environmental tragedy is the subject of Chris Jordan’s documentary which hopes to tell the story of the Laysan Albatross that live on the Midway Atoll.
Watch the Midway trailer and be prepared to be moved.