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Date: 01/08/12 11:49 AM

18 Responses to Pacific Garbage Patch – Plastic In The Pacific

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    January 8, 2012 at 11:44 am
    Link: Pacific Garbage Patch - Plastic In The Pacific - Imagine every person on earth has 100 pounds of plastic. Now imagine most of that ending up in the ocean. It`s sad.
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    beardtats Male 18-29
    255 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm
    a lot of the stuff from Japan that got washed out by the tsunami is currently getting mixed up in these things, or causing more of them.....and also beginning to wash up on the shores of Tofino, B.C.
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
    1442 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm
    Welcome to the world of the plastic beach!
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
    911 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm
    Imagine if the government payed for recycling instead of making citizens do it.
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    And imagine, if you will, that stuff washing up somewhere eventually and being picked up. OH MY GOD.

    If we need the trash later, we can use it. If we can`t recycle it now, we`ll figure out a way later.
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    Devlarski Male 18-29
    79 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    The earth is amazing how it can detoxify itself.
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    That is it? With a name like the Pacific Garbage Patch, you would assume you could maybe build a shack on it and live out there... like a floating island.
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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
    646 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    Cons are so retarded.
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    Eschaton Female 18-29
    7 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm
    oh no! not the birds!
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    Wowummwow Male 18-29
    265 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 6:41 pm
    "And imagine, if you will, that stuff washing up somewhere eventually and being picked up. OH MY GOD. "

    And imagine, if you will, that someone actually watched the video and understood that the debris in the gyre will never wash up somewhere.
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
    1811 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 8:14 pm
    Add to that a floating debris field the size of California that is about to reach the British Columbia coast, the result of the Japanese tsunami last year, that will eventually end up either washing up on the west coast or joining this mid-ocean garbage dump. Mind boggling....
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 9:49 pm
    Take a decommissioned oil rig, covert it to a recycling plant, sail her on out there.

    C`mooonnnnn
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 9:55 pm
    vv Sloth, that`s not a bad idea you just had there!
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 7:41 am
    @beardtats & lawndartsftw:

    Looks like you`ll be having more feet wash up. O.o
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    artmunki Male 30-39
    176 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 10:52 am
    "Imagine if the government payed for recycling instead of making citizens do it."

    Or imagine if people actually learned to take responsibility for the results of their own actions and behaviour, rather than trying to abrogate that responsibility onto someone else. We are *all* at fault in this, and it falls on every one of us, collectively and as individuals, to figure out how we can stop making things worse.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 1:21 pm
    "Pacific Garbage Patch" sounds eerily similar to "Kardashian".
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    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
    528 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 6:51 pm
    so.. what happened to this asian guy who invented a plastic to oil machine?
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
    1894 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 3:38 pm
    whats the actual link to this?

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