“It's not me, it's you.” That's the humorous message of a video from the United Nations Environment Program, timed to come out for Valentine's Day.
The short video from UNEP's #CleanSeas campaign starts with a woman apparently breaking up with someone at a restaurant.
But we soon see that she's not breaking up with a person ... she's talking across the messy table to a bunch of single-serve plastic trash: a carryout bag; a drink bottle; a cup, straw and lid; and a plastic spoon.
I don't blame her for breaking up ... that trash doesn't look like long-term relationship material.
The tone is light, not preachy, and there's nothing factually wrong in the message. Some disposal products do end up as marine debris, which is a significant problem.
UNEP's #CleanSeas campaign aims to “turn the tide on plastic” by inspiring action from governments, businesses and individuals to prevent ocean pollution.