The Queen of the Ocean is the name of a tale for children that has just been published in Japan and has a very special feature: it is entirely made of plastics recovered from the sea. The project is from the Japanese company Teijin, dedicated to the development of new materials, in collaboration with the NGO Waste Free Oceans. The tale explains the story of a girl who travels to the depths of the ocean to find animals that are dying because of pollution and plastics floating on the surface.
The idea of the story emerged after the publication of a study that notes that 8,000 tons of plastic are dumped each year in the oceans. This will make that if this pace is maintained, in 2050 there will be more plastics than fish. At the moment the book has been sent to government institutions and political representatives, and is negotiating to sell it.