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Apocalyptic Island Of Waste In The Maldives

Hits: 7001 | Rating: (2.6) | Category: Travel | Added by: Squrlz4Sale
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Male, 40-49, Asia
 13785 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.

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

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..

Female, 40-49, Australia
 4316 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:33:23 PM

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:11:00 PM
Nuke it from space.

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.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2665 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!!!

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.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 1341 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.

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.

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

Male, 40-49, Western US
 1402 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.

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.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 1402 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 1:14:30 PM

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.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 2429 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:04:09 AM
In a million years, what will this look like?

Male, 30-39, Western US
 3404 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.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 28514 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:21:33 AM
People make trash. Lots of people = lots of trash.
True but sad.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 2350 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.

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

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.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 3204 Posts
Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:33:43 AM
it has to go some where

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

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