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One major water problem the world has is being looked at with hope of turning it around..


The Pacific Ocean has a plastic problem. Here's the plan to fix it


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Douglas Main
4/22/2018

© Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Image: Mega Expedition mothership R/V Ocean Starr crew pull a ghost net from the Pacific OceanThe vast dump of plastic waste…

In the Pacific Ocean halfway between California and Hawaii lies what's become known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a huge jumble of fishing nets, bottles, bags, and other plastic items as well as tiny bits of plastic debris. "It's a vast plastic soup," says Kahi Pacarro, executive director of Honolulu-based Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii.

We've known about the existence of the patch since the mid-1980s but weren't quite sure about its size until a study published last March showed that it holds at least 79,000 tons of plastic...………………….

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/to...ZKa?li=BBnb7Kz

Also this news story...

https://nypost.com/2018/04/23/first-...garbage-patch/
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One major water problem the world has is being looked at with hope of turning it around..


The Pacific Ocean has a plastic problem. Here's the plan to fix it


NBC News
Douglas Main
4/22/2018

© Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Image: Mega Expedition mothership R/V Ocean Starr crew pull a ghost net from the Pacific OceanThe vast dump of plastic waste…

In the Pacific Ocean halfway between California and Hawaii lies what's become known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a huge jumble of fishing nets, bottles, bags, and other plastic items as well as tiny bits of plastic debris. "It's a vast plastic soup," says Kahi Pacarro, executive director of Honolulu-based Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii.

We've known about the existence of the patch since the mid-1980s but weren't quite sure about its size until a study published last March showed that it holds at least 79,000 tons of plastic...………………….

………………………………………………………….………… Continued At

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/to...ZKa?li=BBnb7Kz

Also this news story...

https://nypost.com/2018/04/23/first-...garbage-patch/

Good stuff and a good cause too. Boyan Slat gets a lot of credit for coming up with all of this.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...atch/88938108/
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One major water problem the world has is being looked at with hope of turning it around..


The Pacific Ocean has a plastic problem. Here's the plan to fix it


NBC News
Douglas Main
4/22/2018

© Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Image: Mega Expedition mothership R/V Ocean Starr crew pull a ghost net from the Pacific OceanThe vast dump of plastic waste…

In the Pacific Ocean halfway between California and Hawaii lies what's become known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a huge jumble of fishing nets, bottles, bags, and other plastic items as well as tiny bits of plastic debris. "It's a vast plastic soup," says Kahi Pacarro, executive director of Honolulu-based Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii.

We've known about the existence of the patch since the mid-1980s but weren't quite sure about its size until a study published last March showed that it holds at least 79,000 tons of plastic...………………….

………………………………………………………….………… Continued At

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/to...ZKa?li=BBnb7Kz

Also this news story...

https://nypost.com/2018/04/23/first-...garbage-patch/
Seems everyone except American politicians wants to protect water.
but good fing, lurpy I hope it works
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Seems it is growing some.. The bold below is a link at the site.


The giant garbage vortex in the Pacific Ocean is over twice the size of Texas — here's what it looks like

Kevin Loria, Jun. 8, 2018, 1:31 PM.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a massive area measuring more than 1.6 million square kilometers, but it's just part of the North Pacific Gyre, an ocean region where currents collect plastic.

Researchers from the Ocean Cleanup foundation conducted a survey of plastic in the area, using planes to observe from the sky and boats to trawl the water.

They found that the amount of plastic there seemed to be increasing exponentially and that there could be 16 times as much as previously thought.

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch study reveals far more plastic than before - Business Insider
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Good stuff and a good cause too. Boyan Slat gets a lot of credit for coming up with all of this.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...atch/88938108/
Schochite, him and others as well have spent plenty of time doing research and attack the problem.. Actually this is the first time I heard that name.. But I don't keep them in memory anyway.

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Seems everyone except American politicians wants to protect water.
but good fing, lurpy I hope it works
salty.. I have watched this grow from the beginning years ago.
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Seems it is growing some.. The bold below is a link at the site.


The giant garbage vortex in the Pacific Ocean is over twice the size of Texas — here's what it looks like

Kevin Loria, Jun. 8, 2018, 1:31 PM.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a massive area measuring more than 1.6 million square kilometers, but it's just part of the North Pacific Gyre, an ocean region where currents collect plastic.

Researchers from the Ocean Cleanup foundation conducted a survey of plastic in the area, using planes to observe from the sky and boats to trawl the water.

They found that the amount of plastic there seemed to be increasing exponentially and that there could be 16 times as much as previously thought.

…………………………………………………. Continued At

Great Pacific Garbage Patch study reveals far more plastic than before - Business Insider
The world's use of plastics is probably more a problem than auto emissions and one nobody seems to want to address.

It seems to me that it should be fairly simple to develop a recyclable plastic. Plastics are manufactured by combining raw elements. Why can't they be recycled by reversing the procedure?
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What ever happened to the big drive to unpackage as many products as possible? or at least to reduce packaging?
you have to get a blow torch to open a pack of steak knives!
if Tylenol is in a kid proof and sealed bottle, why does it have to also be in a box?
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