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The oceans & forests are our lungs. Strangle them off and good luck

The amount of plastic we dump into the ocean annually could stretch halfway to Mars. Really.
Thanks to a study published today in the journal Science, we finally have an estimate. Are you sitting down? Humans release between 5.3 million and 14 million tons of plastic into the ocean annually. Here’s some perspective on that hard-to-fathom number. Nine million tons of plastic is the equivalent of 136 billion plastic milk jugs. Stack them up and they’d reach more than halfway to Mars. (OK, OK—only when its orbit is at its closest to earth, nerd.) Nine million tons is also the equivalent of piling five grocery bags full of plastic on every foot of coastline in the world.
know what is used to make plastic?
 

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The oceans & forests are our lungs. Strangle them off and good luck

The amount of plastic we dump into the ocean annually could stretch halfway to Mars. Really.
Thanks to a study published today in the journal Science, we finally have an estimate. Are you sitting down? Humans release between 5.3 million and 14 million tons of plastic into the ocean annually. Here’s some perspective on that hard-to-fathom number. Nine million tons of plastic is the equivalent of 136 billion plastic milk jugs. Stack them up and they’d reach more than halfway to Mars. (OK, OK—only when its orbit is at its closest to earth, nerd.) Nine million tons is also the equivalent of piling five grocery bags full of plastic on every foot of coastline in the world.
know what is used to make plastic?
We're polluting rivers, streams, ground water, oceans, and cutting down our forests. We're polluting the air we breath and contaminating the food we eat. We're not very good stewards of our natural resources. Oh, plastic is made from oil.
 
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We're polluting rivers, streams, ground water, oceans, and cutting down our forests. We're polluting the air we breath and contaminating the food we eat. We're not very good stewards of our natural resources. Oh, plastic is made from oil.
exactly my point. Many people are short-sighted and a consumerist society only feeds right into it.
 

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We're polluting rivers, streams, ground water, oceans, and cutting down our forests. We're polluting the air we breath and contaminating the food we eat. We're not very good stewards of our natural resources. Oh, plastic is made from oil.
exactly my point. Many people are short-sighted and a consumerist society only feeds right into it.





What type of society do you favor? Agrarian? Anti-technological? Just curious...
 

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Alas, Dotty, you seem not to know what your little tablet was made from. Go ahead and "Google" it. Then you'll either immediately dispose of it safely or pin it on as a badge of hypocrisy.
 

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Why is it being dumped there in the first place? Is this practice not illegal?
 

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Alas, Dotty, you seem not to know what your little tablet was made from. Go ahead and "Google" it. Then you'll either immediately dispose of it safely or pin it on as a badge of hypocrisy.
I don't see anywhere where he advocated we don't use plastic. It's where it's being disposed of after it's discarded that would appear to be the issue.
 
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We're polluting rivers, streams, ground water, oceans, and cutting down our forests. We're polluting the air we breath and contaminating the food we eat. We're not very good stewards of our natural resources. Oh, plastic is made from oil.
exactly my point. Many people are short-sighted and a consumerist society only feeds right into it.





What type of society do you favor? Agrarian? Anti-technological? Just curious...
are you serious. :eusa_eh: Ever heard of the terms "recycle" or "renewables"?

Come on now.
 
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Why is it being dumped there in the first place? Is this practice not illegal?
ever heard of the Citarum River? check this out:

River Pollution - GGY230F10 - Lipscomb - Confluence
The Citarum River is the largest and longest river in Western Java, Indonesia. The river originates in the Wayang Mountain and travels around in northern direction for about over 200 miles until it empties into the Java Sea. The Citarum River supplies water for large cities like Jakarta and Bandung and the 10 million people who live there The Citarum River basin area is over 7000 square miles covering 12 districts . It irrigates thousands of acres of rice and vegetables and also provides energy from hydropower. Today the Citarum River is known as one of the world’s dirtiest rivers. Economic development and population growth are factors to blame for overuse and increasing industrial pollution over the last twenty years. Deforestation is destroying ecosystems and causing soil erosion, siltation and flooding.3
 
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I don't see anywhere where he advocated we don't use plastic. It's where it's being disposed of after it's discarded that would appear to be the issue.
"he"???
ummm..... why are you here?

Seems like A LOT of enviro threads get trolled QUICKLY on this board. Rather infantile if you ask me.
 
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We're polluting rivers, streams, ground water, oceans, and cutting down our forests. We're polluting the air we breath and contaminating the food we eat. We're not very good stewards of our natural resources. Oh, plastic is made from oil.
exactly my point. Many people are short-sighted and a consumerist society only feeds right into it.





What type of society do you favor? Agrarian? Anti-technological? Just curious...
whats with the overly broad questions? :eusa_eh: Plastics can be recycled but they aren't. Renewables are available but are shouted down by repub pols who are in the pockets of the petroleum industry.
 

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We're polluting rivers, streams, ground water, oceans, and cutting down our forests. We're polluting the air we breath and contaminating the food we eat. We're not very good stewards of our natural resources. Oh, plastic is made from oil.
exactly my point. Many people are short-sighted and a consumerist society only feeds right into it.





What type of society do you favor? Agrarian? Anti-technological? Just curious...
are you serious. :eusa_eh: Ever heard of the terms "recycle" or "renewables"?

Come on now.





I've been recycling for decades deary. You? My point though, is what sort of society do you favor? I am truly curious.
 

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Why is it being dumped there in the first place? Is this practice not illegal?
ever heard of the Citarum River? check this out:

River Pollution - GGY230F10 - Lipscomb - Confluence
The Citarum River is the largest and longest river in Western Java, Indonesia. The river originates in the Wayang Mountain and travels around in northern direction for about over 200 miles until it empties into the Java Sea. The Citarum River supplies water for large cities like Jakarta and Bandung and the 10 million people who live there The Citarum River basin area is over 7000 square miles covering 12 districts . It irrigates thousands of acres of rice and vegetables and also provides energy from hydropower. Today the Citarum River is known as one of the world’s dirtiest rivers. Economic development and population growth are factors to blame for overuse and increasing industrial pollution over the last twenty years. Deforestation is destroying ecosystems and causing soil erosion, siltation and flooding.3






Ummm, that's Malaysia. Not exactly a "consumerist" society. Does show that collective governments don't give a crap about their environments though. The Warsaw Pact countries were festering shitholes after the wall came down. It took some serious capitalism to clean them up.
 

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I don't know anybody (lib or conservative or in between) who favors the dumping of plastics into the oceans, rivers, lakes or into landfills -- or anyplace else.

I fully favor actions, laws, rules, regulations and agreements that would encourage consistent (and damn near universal) recycling.
 
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I've been recycling for decades deary. You? My point though, is what sort of society do you favor? I am truly curious.
IOW's you're avoiding the topic/derailing. Understood. Nice ad hom as well.
 
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Why is it being dumped there in the first place? Is this practice not illegal?
ever heard of the Citarum River? check this out:

River Pollution - GGY230F10 - Lipscomb - Confluence
The Citarum River is the largest and longest river in Western Java, Indonesia. The river originates in the Wayang Mountain and travels around in northern direction for about over 200 miles until it empties into the Java Sea. The Citarum River supplies water for large cities like Jakarta and Bandung and the 10 million people who live there The Citarum River basin area is over 7000 square miles covering 12 districts . It irrigates thousands of acres of rice and vegetables and also provides energy from hydropower. Today the Citarum River is known as one of the world’s dirtiest rivers. Economic development and population growth are factors to blame for overuse and increasing industrial pollution over the last twenty years. Deforestation is destroying ecosystems and causing soil erosion, siltation and flooding.3






Ummm, that's Malaysia. Not exactly a "consumerist" society. Does show that collective governments don't give a crap about their environments though. The Warsaw Pact countries were festering shitholes after the wall came down. It took some serious capitalism to clean them up.
lol you can't be serious. They are consumerism on steroids. Heres another little tidbit you overlooked- all rivers flow to the oceans.

Please use links if you expect to be taken seriously,. Can't believe I have to ASK you to do that. And "serious capitalism"? Is that anything like being "severely conservative"?
 

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The oceans & forests are our lungs. Strangle them off and good luck

The amount of plastic we dump into the ocean annually could stretch halfway to Mars. Really.
Thanks to a study published today in the journal Science, we finally have an estimate. Are you sitting down? Humans release between 5.3 million and 14 million tons of plastic into the ocean annually. Here’s some perspective on that hard-to-fathom number. Nine million tons of plastic is the equivalent of 136 billion plastic milk jugs. Stack them up and they’d reach more than halfway to Mars. (OK, OK—only when its orbit is at its closest to earth, nerd.) Nine million tons is also the equivalent of piling five grocery bags full of plastic on every foot of coastline in the world.
know what is used to make plastic?


ban plastic!!!:2up:

LMAO.....progressives always have to be hysterical about something every day!:spinner:
 

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I think we could reduce our use of plastics. Why do we need plastic bags for everything? Plastic six-pack rings?
 

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