21. Carter Cleanup with Ashwin
I remember an incident that happened to me sometime ago. I was walking down the shopping street in a large metropolitan city. It was in fact London and the street was Oxford Street, but it could have been anywhere.
It was late in the day on a Saturday and I was literally up to my knees in trash.
Trash that shoppers had thrown away into the street.
I was shocked, but more than that I just felt so helpless.
I felt so alone.
Everybody must find this normal to be wading through trash, I thought.
But if someone spoke out, I'm sure the people would sign up.
Something was missing.
A catalyst, a lightning rod, someone with the flag calling.
“Follow me. Together we can solve this.”
We're talking today to a catalyst, lightning rod, a flag carrier.
As a little boy growing up in Mumbai in India, he dreamed of making waves. When he grew up, he became a master mariner. A sea captain in the merchant marine.
One experience while he was travelling changed his view of the world forever.
A patch of plastic the size of France, right in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Ashwin – Carter Cleanup
Most people don’t know about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Unfortunately I came across it and it was as horror scene. to see a huge patch of plastic waste in the middle of the Pacific.