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Apocalyptic Island Of Waste In The Maldives

Hits: 6981 | Rating: (2.6) | Category: Travel | Added by: Squrlz4Sale
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Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 11473 Posts
Friday, May 25, 2012 8:01:27 AM
I used to regret that they will sink beneath the sea and be extinguished as a nation. No more.

8BitHero
Male, 18-29, Europe
 5426 Posts
Friday, May 25, 2012 6:04:52 AM
That sucks. Ruining the planet

avail9988
Male, 18-29, Australia
 678 Posts
Friday, May 25, 2012 12:30:20 AM
Gee I really cant wait until we have covered the whole planet in garbage..

emmettyville
Female, 40-49, Australia
 4229 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:33:23 PM
yummy.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 12864 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:11:00 PM
Nuke it from space.

burbclaver
Male, 50-59, Western US
 859 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 6:47:01 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.

richanddead
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1711 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 5:36:11 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!!!

burbclaver
Male, 50-59, Western US
 859 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 5:01:28 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.

PierreJeanFR
Male, 40-49, Europe
 1337 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 4:04:54 PM
Our planet in x years if we don't send it into space or on the moon.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 4:01:27 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.

caowens189
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 6 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 3:11:56 PM
Burn it.

Baelzar
Male, 40-49, Western US
 1378 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 2:05:05 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.

mcboozerilla
Male, 30-39, Europe
 649 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 1:59:15 PM
It's pretty low how the cons make their little excuses about this.

Baelzar
Male, 40-49, Western US
 1378 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 1:14:30 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.

RoboPatton
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2425 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:04:09 AM
In a million years, what will this look like?

FoolsPrussia
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3397 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:27:26 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.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 23906 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:21:33 AM
People make trash. Lots of people = lots of trash.
True but sad.

jamie76
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2333 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 9:49:24 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.


zeebeedee
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 531 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:50:55 AM
Do you think his reaction would be the same to the one in Staten Island?

swoop408
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1768 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:48:57 AM
Build rocket ship dumpsters and blast it into outer space.

dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3119 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:33:43 AM
it has to go some where

irunfast86
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 318 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:32:14 AM
Flies...another first world problem.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:21:42 AM
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