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#1 still learning

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 02:53 AM

Saw this photo the other day of trash in the surf in Indonesia: http://images.search..._001&hspart=att   An article on the subject here:  http://www.theinerti...fing-and-trash/

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 07:04 AM

Dreadful how people can litter and spoil an environment.

This was in a river in Scotland:

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Yes, it is a dead cow.

On a wall near the river:

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 04:10 AM

As they search for that missing airplane; all they find is trash, junk and oil slicks.
They used to say the trash gyre was the size of Texas but in reality there are up to 5 now in various oceans and seas.

Via On Earth-

http://www.onearth.o...-its-lost-trash

#4 SheforACT

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:18 PM

I don't know how authorities should stop these trashes being thrown in the ocean as we are still seeing lots of them.  There are still reports where kids swimming in the ocean with trashes beside them.  This is so sad; seeing children still enjoying their swim, regardless of how dirty (and toxic) the water is.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 12:21 PM

View PostSheforACT, on 18 August 2014 - 08:18 PM, said:

I don't know how authorities should stop these trashes being thrown in the ocean as we are still seeing lots of them.  There are still reports where kids swimming in the ocean with trashes beside them.  This is so sad; seeing children still enjoying their swim, regardless of how dirty (and toxic) the water is.
A good part of the trash that ends up in our oceans is from winds. But people also litter; that ends up in the water too.
Cruise liners, military ships, fishing boats all add to the mix.

This particular image (from Google images) was deliberate and done by some soulless, heartless, demented,
sick, :sick: thug with no conscience, and no love for anything or anyone. Heartbreaking to see it.



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#6 SheforACT

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 03:29 PM

View PostShortpoet-GTD, on 19 August 2014 - 12:21 PM, said:

A good part of the trash that ends up in our oceans is from winds. But people also litter; that ends up in the water too.
Cruise liners, military ships, fishing boats all add to the mix.

This particular image (from Google images) was deliberate and done by some soulless, heartless, demented,
sick, thug with no conscience, and no love for anything or anyone. Heartbreaking to see it.

I agree, so heartbreaking. :(  People who did this have no heart and their conscience is as little as a tiny particle in the air. :(  I wonder if they ever think of their families and children when they did this?

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 05:35 AM

Long article on garbage gyre's but worth reading (or skimming)
Fyi-(a fair amount of unnecessary vulgar language)

But this sentence stood out-
“We’re adrift on the rapids of consumption.”
https://medium.com/m...ace-b17eebd6d54

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 05:22 AM

Children are pressuring companies to change their packaging; and it's working.
And big corporations are eliminating polluting items from their products.

Progress is being made. These folks are stepping up. Are you?
Via Grist-
http://grist.org/liv...ur-ocean-blues/

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 07:32 PM

So disgusting. It's sickening how this is destroying our environment.
The ignorance of humankind...

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 04:17 PM

View Postnaesonun, on 04 November 2015 - 07:32 PM, said:

So disgusting. It's sickening how this is destroying our environment.
The ignorance of humankind...
Ignorance plays a part but imo, it's sheer laziness.
It's easy to recycle and we all use plastic; 95% of the products we buy come in a plastic container. Rinse (while
your doing the dishes to not waste water on them; or stick in dishwasher with a load) and toss in a recycle bin.
Many cities now have curbside pickup too.

Cardboard and paper is an essential product we should all recycle because of the fire season wiping out
out forests (and idiots clear cutting for palm oil-chocolate & other candies.)
Using reusable bags for groceries instead of the one time use bags. Some cities are charging .05 a bag
now. Excellent.
I have several mesh bags that I put my produce in rather than those *&^%$% produce bags.

Several years ago, before the reusable bags caught on, I put my bags on the conveyor belt for the cashier
to use.
She stuffed them in a plastic bag.
After a few well chosen words, I told her to put my groceries IN the bags not to bag the bags.
(She may have heard my mumbling under my breath the word Dolt- but who cares?) :tongue:
Needless to say, ever since; I go through the self checkout.
When they get too old and raggedy to salvage, I cut them up for cleaning rags.

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 03:17 PM

Not spam for Adidas but kudos are certainly in order.
They're making part of their shoes out of ocean plastic trash waste.
:yahoo:
Via Eco Watch-
http://ecowatch.com/...d-printed-shoe/

#12 SheforACT

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 10:51 PM

For many people, the idea of a “garbage patch” conjures up images of an island of trash floating on the ocean. That is very alarming.

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 06:13 AM

It's not just our oceans or seas; it's our lakes as well.

From Treehugger article; 22 millions pounds enter the Great Lakes

every year!
http://www.treehugge...every-year.html

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