“Nursery rhyme of a plastic cup” is a nursery rhyme that is part of “Nursery Rhymes Plastic Free” by Mimmo Mòllica, three nursery rhymes to develop an “iron” memory to remember that “paper cups” are actually made of “plastic”. Marine litter is a serious and growing problem.
If plastic is an important resource for modern society, its ‘disposal’ at sea is a real misfortune. The immense presence of plastic waste in the marine environment is a serious problem: more than 11 thousand tons per year are recovered along the coasts and on the beaches. Everything is found in the trawl nets of fishermen: car tires, bottles, plastic bags, fabrics, plastic crockery (plates, glasses, cutlery, straws), pipes, buoys, fishing gear, plastic and metal buckets and even more.
A plastic glass,
made for drinking,
was allowed to fall
on the seashore.
He filled that glass
of water, like a basket,
and not knowing how to swim
began to sink.
Continuing to decline
deep in the sea,
it landed on the seabed,
between a hellish bedlam
of thousands of glasses,
between waste and bacteria,
car tires and other items.
Between bottles and bags,
plastic bags and nets,
batteries with magnets,
plates and lots of forks,
garbage and shells,
caps, butts and dishes,
old baskets and canisters,
butts and sanitary napkins,
many and many fragments.
But the fish cannot know
that since the world has been a glass
is built only for drinking,
while they don’t know what to do
they thought: “It will be enough to eat!”
And the fish, rather hungry,
they eat used plates and glasses,
the cetaceans much more voracious
they are capable of eating more.
If we put on a scale
everything that fits in the belly
of a shark or a white whale,
of full plastic bags,
we will discover that they are many kilos:
they are truly uncivilized gestures.
And so the whale died,
the tortoise suffered much,
and in the end he lost his life,
for the plastic she ingested.
Therefore we understood that “sea”
rhymes with “we must not throw”,
garbage “do not let it sink”
and the fish “do not let them eat”.
So to defend the sea
we fight those who want to “pollute”,
thus we defeat the “underworld”
if we want to “save” the beautiful sea.
Mimmo Mòllica ©