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Date: 05/24/12 08:20 AM

23 Responses to Apocalyptic Island Of Waste In The Maldives

  1. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 8:21 am
    Link: Apocalyptic Island Of Waste In The Maldives - If you haven`t booked that summer vacation yet, it`s not too late!
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    irunfast86 Male 18-29
    402 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 8:32 am
    Flies...another first world problem.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3286 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 8:33 am
    it has to go some where
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1754 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 8:48 am
    Build rocket ship dumpsters and blast it into outer space.
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    zeebeedee Male 50-59
    614 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 8:50 am
    Do you think his reaction would be the same to the one in Staten Island?
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 9:49 am
    how s this any different than any other dump site?

    this guy is an ass. he could go back to the UK and see the same thing at any landfill there, the US, or any other country.

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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31799 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 10:21 am
    People make trash. Lots of people = lots of trash.
    True but sad.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 10:27 am
    jamie76: Yes, we make a lot of trash too. But I think the point is that the Maldives is an extremely sensitive ecosystem, and that particular method of waste management isn`t very ecologically smart.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 11:04 am
    In a million years, what will this look like?
  10. Profile photo of Baelzar
    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    Snore...

    Biodegradable stuff will degrade.
    Recyclable stuff can be collected and recycled if it`s worth it.
    Non-Biodegradable, non-recyclable stuff can be used for whatever - building materials, insulation...and at some point we might figure a way to recycle them.

    I really don`t see it as trash. I see it as storage. If we need it, we can use it.
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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
    646 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 1:59 pm
    It`s pretty low how the cons make their little excuses about this.
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    Who`s making excuses, dipstick?

    Trash is simply resources we don`t need yet. How do I know we don`t need them now? Simple. WE ARE THROWING THEM IN A PILE.

    If you think we`ll never be able to use that huge pile of stuff simply because it SMELLS right now, you`re an idiot.
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    caowens189 Male 18-29
    6 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm
    Burn it.
  14. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    Just a point of information here: What makes the situation on this "trash island" in the Maldives different from your ordinary American dump in Ohio or New Jersey is that the Maldives are coral atolls: There is simply no way to bury the trash underground, so there`s no choice but to just pile it up. That, combined with the year-round equatorial temperatures, makes the dump an unbelievably productive breeding ground for flies and other vermin. On top of all this, being poor, the Maldives government hasn`t constructed a modern landfill, so there`s no liner that prevents seeping of toxic wastes.

    I don`t think the reporter is assigning blame or trying to shame the inhabitants of the Maldives; he`s just stunned by the juxtaposition of this fetid dump in the middle of one of the world`s most beautiful locales.
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm
    Our planet in x years if we don`t send it into space or on the moon.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    When I was a kid there was no such thing as a plastic carrier bag. Now the planet is virtually knee deep in them. Life didn`t really seem much worse back then, except I had nothing to suffocate my evil little brother with. You`d think we might be able to sort out just one little environmental issue in the history of the human race, but I don`t hold out any hopes.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
    3318 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    Oh my god! The Maldives have a garbage dump!!!! AND IT HAS FLIES AND BAD SMELLS AND STINKY TOXINS!!!!

    Call the military! Liberate them! Before they build a sewer systems!!!
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    @richanddead: You are a total wazzuck. The point is that they`re shipping it in and obviously you`ve never been there you brain-dead tosser.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 10:11 pm
    Nuke it from space.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4345 posts
    May 24, 2012 at 11:33 pm
    yummy.
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    avail9988 Male 18-29
    700 posts
    May 25, 2012 at 12:30 am
    Gee I really cant wait until we have covered the whole planet in garbage..
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    May 25, 2012 at 6:04 am
    That sucks. Ruining the planet
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    May 25, 2012 at 8:01 am
    I used to regret that they will sink beneath the sea and be extinguished as a nation. No more.

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