Hackney's Lea valley industries were innovative. They discovered and manufactured plastics.The exploitation of this scientific legacy has had a global reach.
"Midway" - a film by Chris Jordan
Just recently a sperm whale died on a Spanish beach with 17kg of plastic in its stomach.
Photo of the River Lea - by the 2012 Olympic Site
"I remember that a wise friend of mine did usually say, 'That which is everybody's business is nobody's business.' " Izaak Walton, Piscator, who fished the Lea in the 17th Century.
In other words, it's everyones' problem but noone's responsibility.
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