A million plastic bottles a minute

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  1. Ras

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    :eek:Omg, i've never seen anything like this before.
     
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  2. CasualBystander

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    It isn't pointless, it is a problem.

    Plastics were only effective since they didn't interact with nature.

    Much like there isn't much that chews on aluminum.

    But anything that burns exothermically in general can be consumed by bacteria.

    Bacteria are evolving to metabolize plastic. They will evolve to metabolize it very efficiently.
     
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  3. 3FEL9

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    Sure... Are you Diva gonna train the millions of environmental police officers needed then ?
    Will they snoop around ppl writing tickets as soon as PET bottles hit the ground or tossed at sea ?

    Well, you will atleast create a lot of jobs.. and thats good :Thumbsup:
     
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  4. Ras

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    Well PET bottles sounds like a better solution.

    But im baffled, why would people throw bottles in the beach and sea? I hardly see bottles in beaches here, perhaps because the sun here is very hot, so people tend not to sit/stay in the beach here for longer time, i think.
     
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    Lack of knowledge and laziness. They think they will disappear and .. Honestly,, I think they dont give a fu** what happens.
     
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  6. CasualBystander

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    Perhaps you have not met many of the dominant species on the planet "Homo Sapiens".

    Homo Sapiens is actually a coinage and isn't entirely accurate.

    The subspecies that is the problem is "Imprudens Ebriosus".
     
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  7. August

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    All of this junk was washed ashore from sailing boats, fishing boats, anything afloat really dumping their garbage into the sea. Its pathetic.
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    Could force anyone that sails in Oztralia waters to come ashore and spend a day cleaning up the beach.

    It doesn't matter that a few of the victims are innocent.

    Mandatory week of cleanup for anyone whose trash is identifie.
     
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  9. August

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    Its not on every beach but the ocean is full off this crap from floating washed overboard containers ( and whatever is in them ?) to tiny microscopic plastic residue. Some of the beaches in Australia are remote to say the least the chances of them all being cleaned up are nil. These kids cleaned up this beach though. [​IMG]
     
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    This is becoming s bigger problem than I thought.

    Some of the containers are marginally buoyant and float just under the water. I suspect that inertia means waves wash over them most of the time.

    Hitting them with a sailboat is lethal. It is like running into the dock at 10 mph.

    They don't have a radar signature so there is no easy way to find them.

    Another fun fact, shipping cost is partially based on layer since the higher in the load the greater the risk of loss.
     
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    I am suspicious of those numbers. You can find numerous pictures of ships showing skewed loads.

    Further, my recollection of the MH370 search is they found more that 20 containers in a small slice of ocean. The catastrophic incidents would have dumped containers in one spot.

    If we could get a good count of shipping containers found by the search we could generate a good estimate for the real number. Right now it looks higher than is claimed.
     
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  15. nivek

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    Busting Ocean Myths: How many containers are really lost at sea?

    The Claim: 10,000 containers are lost at sea every year.

    Who said it: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Slashdot, Yahoo News, NOAA, me, and many others.

    Status: False.


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  17. CasualBystander

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    This is good news.

    If you are stranded on a desert island, you will have toiletries, protective gear, toys and amusements, and an array of raw materials to meet your tool/construction needs.

    I don't understand why greenunists get their panties in a bunch about this. This "waste" is a beneficial source of free supplies for the enterprising who have met with misfortune.
     
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  18. 3FEL9

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    I think ur right Casual. Just look .. This crab took advantage of the free goods washin up.

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  19. Ras

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    Lol :D
     
  20. nivek

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    This toothpaste cap has been repurposed too...

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