Look What The Tides Brought In..

Submitted by: normalfreak2 6 months ago in Misc Science


Earth and Man's affect on her.
There are 17 comments:
Male 579
Psh, who needs environmental regulations? 
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Male 3,975
I used to do marine salvage and construction - it's amazing at how much garbage is in oceans, lakes and rivers.
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Male 654
Quite sad to see this.  It seems if a nation has access to water they believe it to be some sort of toilet for refuse, we do the same here in Canada with raw sewage and some garbage.  On the other hand in North America we also just bury our shit and try to ignore the mountains of it for a future generation to solve.
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Male 12,263
We need sweeper boats to go out there and round up all the garbage.  It should be a mandate for all nations.
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Male 1,548
monkwarrior I agree with you on this...
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Male 5,900
monkwarrior meh, lame
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Male 724
That is disgusting! My wife and I walk out dogs on the beach where we live and are constantly picking up trash and dog poop. Sometimes several shopping bags full. Really gets bad after holidays. This makes me think; why bother.

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Male 6,723
Damn, that is foul.  There did appear to be one fish in there.

I wonder how much is just dumped into the ocean as trash and how much of that is from hurricanes and other disasters that hit seaside towns and cities?
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Male 1,788
Oh neat, trash jellies.
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Male 938
I am not denying that we are all in part responsible, I recognized much of that litter, and it is all Indonesian.

As wibble said below; and I have seen their practices in Bali/Indonesia/Papua first hand. It is them responsible for this mess because of their general attitude (and lack of funding) and non-commitment to changing processes, making rules and introducing things like we have in the developed countries.

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Male 563
Maybe Indonesia should stop dumping all its plastic into its rivers and the ocean?  The top (plastic) polluting countries are not the Western nations, but developing nations such as Indonesia, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, China etc.  Of course most of the time people there are more concerned about trying to stay alive and feed themselves than on recycling.
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Male 17,666
wibble4321 recycling in poor nations is usually pretty good. Scavenging if often the only way people can get a few pennies to buy food.

At the same time, dumping enforcement is bad. 
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Male 563
Draculya yup - the scavengers do a good job, but unfortunately only from landfill dumps.  Then only things that have value to recycle.  These bits of plastic are the unwanted stuff after the metal, hard plastics, fabrics and glass are removed.

I remember as a kid the only real rubbish we found on beaches were the smoothed off fragments of glass bottles - the sand and sea would wear them down to smooth and safe edges.  Now though - it isn't glass you find.
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Male 12,263
quite sad
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Male 17,666
monkwarrior I'm starting to see lots of well reasoned, positive and on-topic posts from you. Thank you for that. 
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