A million plastic bottles a minute

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  1. 3FEL9

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    See nature can handle almost anything we throw at it.:Thumbsup:
     
  2. CasualBystander

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    Well, no, that isn't an example of "handling" anything. The hermit crabs hold on to the shell with an attachment on their ass.

    "See nature can analle almost anything we throw at it."

    More fun with hermit crabs:
    How Do Hermit Crabs Shit With a Shell on It's Ass?
     
  3. 3FEL9

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    Mmm. could be leftover wingnuts ? they are butthurts worst enemies..
     
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    Could be leftover toothpaste in the cap stuck to the crab holding him to it...:happy8:
     
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    Sometimes one man's trash is another man's art.
     
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  9. nivek

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    The closest river to me had this issue last year...

    Unsafe levels of arsenic found in parts of Yadkin River near Duke Energy coal ash pond

    This portion of the Yadkin River, extending from the mouth of the South Yadkin River to High Rock Lake, is classified as WS-V. DEQ defines these waters as “protected” and “which are generally upstream and draining to Class WS-IV waters or waters used by industry to supply their employees with drinking water or as waters formerly used as water supply.”

    Class WS-IV waters are “sources of water supply for drinking, culinary, or food processing purposes.”
     
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    So the dry ash pond is leaking ,,, should be no surprice that coal ash cointains nasty stuff... breach of containment...
    Better put a big tarp over it to keep rain water out, and fix the leaking cofferdam
     
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    Nothing like Canada, seems plastic abounds in their lakes and rivers...Don't eat the fish...


    Microplastics at 'alarming levels' in Canadian lakes and rivers

    Microbeads just tip of plastic iceberg floating in Canadian waters

    Tiny plastic pellets called microbeads have gotten a lot of attention as a major water pollutant, but less-discussed microplastics are equally concerning, according to new research being done in Canada.

    "In recent years, they've been detected in a growing number of lakes and rivers worldwide. They're everywhere, and often in alarming levels," said Anthony Ricciardi, a professor at the McGill School of the Environment, who is working on a study about microplastics.

    Microplastics are small particles of plastic less than five millimetres in size that are often found in bodies of water near large urban populations. Microbeads, which are used in toothpastes, makeup and body cleansers, are one part of the broader category of microplastics.


    A 2014 study of the U.S. Great Lakes by the 5 Gyres Institute found an average of 43,000 microplastic particles per square kilometre. Near cities, the number jumped to 466,000.
     
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    They should be dumping coal ash in the mid ocean. 90% of the ocean is dead for lack of nutrients.

    That is why I laff about the dead zones. The fish population further out in the ocean has to be higher because of greater nutrient availability.
     
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    By volume, or area ? Why do you think the ocean is being static ? Lots of big international currents out there.

    Just because you think its ok to dump Niveks coal ash in the depth of the Marianas Trench, does not mean it will stay there.

    @nivek Do you know any toothpaste without plastic micro beeds ?
     
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    The common number is that only the 10% near land that has river sources and upwelling has a significant amount of life.

    Once you get off the continental shelves it is pretty dead. There isn't a nutrient source and dead nutrient users sink to the bottom.

    BBC Nature - Open ocean videos, news and facts

    Leftists are such jackasses about stuff like this. The problem with the ocean is lack of nutrients not too many.

    90% of the ocean needs to be farmed. What it needs is a nutrient source. Coal ash (dead plants with the carbon removed) is as good as any.

    Further commercial fishing removes nutrients in the form of fish which aggravates the situation.

    The warmunists complain that the really bad "marine deserts" are expanding due to global warming.

    A look at the kind of dimwitted discussion that occurs with this:
    Fertilizing the Ocean with Iron
    What is critical for the effectiveness of iron fertilization schemes is the amount of organic carbon that actually sinks from the surface and is sequestered in the depths.

    What an idiot. We don't care about CO2, we care about more food. We don't want CO2 to fall to the bottom (taking valuable nutrients with it). The author's view is so bassackwards that words fail me.

    With more CO2 it is easy to generate oxygen and more fish with a little fertilization.
     
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    Organic toothpaste does not have plastic in it...
     
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    This is whats in my toothpaste tube
    Aqua, Hydrated Silica, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Xantham Gum,Aroma, Titanium Dioxide
    PEG-6, Sodium Flouride, Sodium Saccharin, Carrageenan, Limonene, Cl 73360, Cl 74160

    Never heard of some of the ingredients.. :eek:

    That PEG-6 and Cl stuff .. dunno about them..
     
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    Which Toothpastes Contain Microbeads?

    Any US toothpaste doesn't have it.

    If you are using a new tube.

    That is the same stuff that is in your shampoo.

    Except for the Flouride, and maybe the Saccharin.
     
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    Ahh, found it ! ( I believe )

    I went through them all,, and PEG-6.. Bingo
    ** PEG, which is the abbreviation of polyethylene glycol, is not a definitive chemical entity in itself, but rather a mixture of compounds, of polymers that have been bonded together. Polyethylene is the most common form of plastic, and when combined with glycol, it becomes a thick and sticky liquid. **

    So maybe not plastic beads,, but som form of plastic slurry,, uh
     
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    Polyethylene glycol - Wikipedia

    Soluble in water.

    Used in pharmaceutical applications: including laxatives, and protein medications.

    Also known as carbowax.

    May contain toxic byproducts.

    If we are actually eating all this plastic, why claim it is bad in toothpaste, bad for animals, and bad for the environment???

    Animals and the environment don't deserve any better than we do.
     

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