Can we save the earth?


B00Mer
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#1
There is so much plastic in the ocean that it’s now a patch twice as big as Texas!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhQU...ature=youtu.be

 
petros
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#2
That is Fukushima debris. Be careful of what you read.
 
B00Mer
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#3
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

That is Fukushima debris. Be careful of what you read.

Well now, I'm not sure about that.. India and China dump a lot of plastics into the ocean.

It's pretty fukking disgusting

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...to-track-waste

 
B00Mer
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#4
This is how solid waste management is done in Tamil Nadu State, Cuddalore district, Thittakudi village, Vellar river.No words to explain this Idiocracy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG01...ature=youtu.be

So when I hear idiot boy Trudeau saying we need to stop using plastic straws.. (give your head a shake)
 
petros
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#5
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Well now, I'm not sure about that.. India and China dump a lot of plastics into the ocean.
It's pretty fukking disgusting
https://www.theguardian.com/environm...to-track-waste

I've seen that picture before as tsunami debris.
 
Twin_Moose
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#6
Nobody wants to pick up the tab on a re-tooled fishing trolley that skims and removes down to micro debris in the Oceans, it operates on donations right now

World's first ocean plastic-cleaning machine set to tackle Great Pacific Garbage Patch

I also found this interesting as well shameful if true

50% of Ocean Plastic Is Fishing Nets, Not Straws

I guess ban fishing is the real answer
 
petros
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#7
A cool video showing the spread of the tsunami debris patch.

https://youtu.be/riNmxxd9nKw

We have a Hello Kitty doormat from that which was a beach find in Hawaii.
 
petros
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#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Nobody wants to pick up the tab on a re-tooled fishing trolley that skims and removes down to micro debris in the Oceans, it operates on donations right now
World's first ocean plastic-cleaning machine set to tackle Great Pacific Garbage Patch
I also found this interesting as well shameful if true
50% of Ocean Plastic Is Fishing Nets, Not Straws
I guess ban fishing is the real answer

Gill netting needs to be banned worldwide not just Western countries.
 
B00Mer
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#9
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

A cool video showing the spread of the tsunami debris patch.
https://youtu.be/riNmxxd9nKw
We have a Hello Kitty doormat from that which was a beach find in Hawaii.

Yeah great video, but you saying your discounting the endless stream of trash dumped into the oceans by India and China??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG01...ature=youtu.be

Oh BTW have you been to an A&W lately for and use their cardboard straws.. if it gets to wet you pulling cardboard out of your mouth.
 
petros
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#10


More tsunami "garbage"...
 
Twin_Moose
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#11
We gotta stop our recyclers from selling our plastic garbage overseas for extra profit, we pay them to collect then they sell for profit.
 
petros
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#12
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Yeah great video, but you saying your discounting the endless stream of trash dumped into the oceans by India and China??
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG01...ature=youtu.be
Oh BTW have you been to an A&W lately for and use their cardboard straws.. if it gets to wet you pulling cardboard out of your mouth.

China doesn't do that. Ever seen a Chinaman throw away money?

India is in the Indian Ocean. Is there an Indian Ocean "garbage patch"?

You dont need to know geography...but it helps.
 
B00Mer
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#13
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

China doesn't do that. Ever seen a Chinaman throw away money?
India is in the Indian Ocean. Is there an Indian Ocean "garbage patch"?
You dont need to know geography...but it helps.

You were saying??

China dumped 27 percent more trash into the ocean in 2018

 
B00Mer
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#14
Also..

New research suggests we might be thinking about the ocean plastic problem all wrong — trash dumped from ships could be a major culprit

 
petros
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#15
Look really really close at the "garbage".

Most is busted up wood from the 2 tsunamis. They pay cash for plastic in China. Those people making money from tsunami debris will leave the wood and only pick up the plastic and metals for cash.
 
B00Mer
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#16
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Look really really close at the "garbage".
Most is busted up wood from the 2 tsunamis. They pay cash for plastic in China. Those people making money from tsunami debris will leave the wood and only pick up the plastic and metals for cash.

OMG Dude.. yes "some" of the Pacific Ocean patch is from the tsunami ... pat Petros on the back.. "good go ol'chum. "

But don't be saying it's all from the tsunami, that's just nutty.

Anyhow I need to get driving.. have a delivery tomorrow in Othello, WA. Yippie.. "growning"

 
petros
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#17
You've seen images like this in UNICEF commercials telling you they are scrounging for food. In reality they are collecting plastic to sell for cash.



The trucks heading to the recycling place to cash in. UNICEF never shows them.

 
petros
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#18
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

OMG Dude.. yes "some" of the Pacific Ocean patch is from the tsunami ... pat Petros on the back.. "good go ol'chum. "
But don't be saying it's all from the tsunami, that's just nutty.
Anyhow I need to get driving.. have a delivery tomorrow in Othello, WA. Yippie.. "growning"

Would we be throwing plastic away if we were paid by the pound like in Asia?
 
B00Mer
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#19
UNICEF is like Trudeau, selling rainbows and unicorns..

Looks like you buying into it.. soon we will see you carrying around the Quran??

http://forums.canadiancontent.net/sh...d.php?t=166847

...and at that point we will know you have been 125% indoctrinated
 
petros
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#20
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Also..
New research suggests we might be thinking about the ocean plastic problem all wrong — trash dumped from ships could be a major culprit

Could be? It could be garbage tossed from 747s flying over too.

It could also be from a container of our recyclables tossed off a ship in a storm..
 
petros
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#21
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

UNICEF is like Trudeau, selling rainbows and unicorns..
Looks like you buying into it.. soon we will see you carrying around the Quran??
http://forums.canadiancontent.net/sh...d.php?t=166847
...and at that point we will know you have been 125% indoctrinated

Same goes for those claiming tsunami debris is a "garbage patch".
 
B00Mer
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Same goes for those claiming tsunami debris is a "garbage patch".



Where were we again..

Indian Ocean garbage patch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzlOtBQonoI
 
petros
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#23
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post


Where were we again..
Indian Ocean garbage patch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzlOtBQonoI

Which Ocean is Thailand and Indonesia tied to?

Any Tsunamis in the Indian Ocean recently?
 
Twin_Moose
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#24
https://thethaiger.com/thai-life/top...the-world-2019
Quote:

The top 10 most polluted rivers in the world have one thing in common – they are located alongside large human populations with poor waste management systems. Together, they deliver almost all the plastics in the entirety of our oceans.
10th – The Mekong River
One of the longest rivers in Asia and one that’s close to home. The Mekong River travels through Asia bordering various countries like China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It supports 200 million people depending heavily on agricultural and fishing industries.
9th – The Niger River
The 9th ranked most polluted river on our list is the main river of West Africa. Niger River supports over 100 million citizens of Africa. From Nigeria, it flows through five countries before ending up in the Atlantic Ocean.
8th – The Amur River
Also known as Heilong River, Amur River is located between the borders of the Heilongjiang province of China and Russia’s Siberia, before being emptied on the vastness of Okhotsk Sea.
7th – The Pearl River
Ironically, this river was named after its pearl-coloured shells lying at its bottom that flows through Guangzhou City. Another one of China’s most notorious river for harbouring plastics, this river isn’t looking pearly anymore. As a matter of fact, Hong Kong is consistently suffering from trash coming from Pearl River being washed on its shores.
6th – The Ganges River
Considered to be the most polluted river in India, The Ganges River is upsettingly sixth on our list of the most polluted river in the world. It is worshipped as “Ganga Mata”, the divine mother responsible for sustaining life and nurturing civilization throughout India’s history. It provides water resources to over half a billion people or 40% of India’s population. Despite these facts, an overwhelming amount of 1.2 billion pounds of plastics are still dumped here annually.
5th – The Hai River
Another one of China’s nastiest rivers, Hai River is the fourth on our list. It flows between two of the most densely-populated regions of China, Tianjin and Beijing, before emptying into the Bohai Sea.
4th – The Yellow River
China’s cradle of civilization, Yellow River is the third longest river in Asia, next to Yangtze and Yenisei. It’s also the sixth longest river in the world, flowing through nine of China’s provinces to the Bohai Sea. This river is almost beyond salvation because of undrinkable water and 30% of its fishes gone.
3rd – The Indus River
3rd on our list, the Indus River is the longest in Pakistan. Its basin is covering over 384,000 square miles of open land, 204,000 of which lie in Pakistan. It’s one of Asia’s largest rivers running through Pakistan and India to the Arabian Sea. Aside from plastics, this river’s pollution is also from the absurd amount of sewage wastes.
2nd – Yangtze River
Located yet again in China, the Yangtze River is the longest in Asia and third longest in the world. Its reputation is the 2nd worst on our list for flowing out a staggering amount of 1.5 million tons or 55% of the ocean’s plastics. Flowing through some of China’s most populated regions like Shanghai (22 million), Wuhan (9.8 million), and Chongqing (7.5 million), the river’s basin is a home for 480 million people or one-third of China’s population. Because of the highly-consumerist lifestyle of the Chinese populace, their waste management system can no longer keep up.
The Most Polluted River in the World – The Citarum River
And finally, the leader of this infamous list, the Citarum River, regarded as the most polluted river in the world. Located in Indonesia, flowing down a basin that is home to millions of people. Due to the increase in industrial development and almost zero waste management, the river is succumbed by domestic, chemical, industrial and numerous types of water pollution.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/bAh7nVq0mvg/maxresdefault.jpg
If it is not fake news pretty hard to ignore plastic flowing down rivers to the oceans, but it is hard not to say resulting from heavy rains and flooding.
The woke will use anything to advance their cause

 
petros
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#25
Malaysia has an "illegal plastic recycling industry". Plastic is good income.

If we paid cash for plastic maybe jib rats would stop stealing copper and aluminum?

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/26/asia/...ntl/index.html
Last edited by petros; 1 week ago at 10:38 AM..
 
petros
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#26
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Malaysia has an "illegal plastic recycling industry". Plastic is good income.
If we paid cash for plastic maybe job rats would stop stealing copper and aluminum?
https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/26/asia/...ntl/index.html

Cliff would say, "the Malaysian police are an arm of the billionaire scrap plastic moguls".


Seremban, Malaysia(CNN)Dozens of laborers and factory operators sit hand-cuffed in rows on the pavement at an industrial park in Malaysia.

They've been detained in a government raid on unlicensed plastic recyclers as the country seeks to curb a growing illicit industry.

"It's illegal," said Yeo Bee Yin, Malaysia's Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change, who attended the raid and had invited journalists to watch.
 
B00Mer
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Cliff would say,

Suff said.. didn't even read past that
 
petros
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#28
In North America we pay people to take away our, sorted, cleaned and very valuable scrap plastic, paper and metals that we bought and paid for when we bought the products they contained.

How many recycling jobs would be lost if plastic were 100% verboten?
 
petros
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#29
Recycling not only saves energy and reduces landfill waste, the recycling industry creates jobs and helps our local economy. The study, “More Jobs, Less Pollution” shows that a 75% national recycling rate would create nearly 2.3 million jobs while reducing pollution by 2030.

Statistics about How the Recycling Industry Creates Jobs
Ecocycle.org cites that a U.S. recycling rate of 75% by 2030 would create 1.1 million new jobs.
Recycling and reuse create at least 9 times more jobs than landfills and incinerators, and as many as 30 times more jobs (via Ecocycle.org).
According to the US Recycling Economic Information Study (REI), the US Recycling Industry employed 1.25 million people whereas the US Solid Waste Management industry employed only 0.25 million (recycling is more labor-intensive than landfilling or incineration, so the recycling industry creates more jobs).
According to Recycling Works, union recycling firms provide starting wages of approximately $20 an hour, as well as healthcare benefits and safer work conditions.
What Types of Jobs does the Recycling Industry create?
The US Recycling Economic Information Study (REI) states there as many as 26 different kinds ofrecycling industry jobs balerrecycling businesses.
Manufacturing jobs for companies who make recycling equipment, such as vertical balers (like Harmony Enterprises, Inc.) contribute to the recycling industry.
Recycling Industries and facilities collect, process, and prepare discarded materials to sort and recycle materials.
Reuse stores and facilities, such as ReStore, Goodwill, or other places, accept gently used donations for reuse, resale, or shipment overseas.
Manufacturing and remanufacturing factories take recycled materials and make them into a new product (computer refurbishers, outdoor furniture makers, recycled paper, etc.)
Recycling goes Beyond Aluminum and Plastic
Recycling jobs, recycling textilesOften when people think about recycling, the common materials such as paper, plastic, aluminum, glass, and metal come to mind. But there are so many more materials that can be reused and recycled if we start to work towards zero waste. Everything from composting food to recycling clothing and textiles, construction and household goods, and 200+ more.

Recycling Industry Affects our Worldwide Economy
In many parts of the world, the recycling industry is growing fast, which can lead to many environmental and economic benefits. We know that the United States has a lot of room for improvement when it comes to recycling. Sweden is recycling nearly 100% of their waste. The Netherlands, Switzerland, and Austria are also leading the pack by recycling around 50% of their waste. Recycling has a large capacity for creating new jobs worldwide while also making for a better environment for generations to come!

More Jobs, Less Pollution
More Jobs, Less Pollution: Growing the Recycling Economy in the U.S. (Click here to download the PDF) shows how a stronger recycling economy would create 1.5 million new jobs in manufacturing, collection, and other careers. The recycling industry creates jobs that can be quality jobs with family-supporting wages.

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B00Mer
#30
New title; "Can we save Petros" he's addicted to "Can we save the earth?" thread.
 

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