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Quote:https://www.fastcompany.com/40560810/the-revolutionary-giant-ocean-cleanup-machine-is-about-to-set-sail



The Revolutionary Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is About To Set Sail
Boyan Slat dropped out of school to work on his design for a device that could collect the trillions of pieces of plastic floating in the ocean. After years of work, it’s ready to take its first voyage.
Hope it works!
We'd all better hope it does, but it's going to take more than one of them if it does.
It's a start.

Pity is, we haven't shut off the inflow of new plastic trash yet.
It's as if we've hired a plumber to fix our broken toilet while we're shitting in it.

In the U.S., the tragedy of our political situation is that we're focused on the porn-star while all manner of reasonable safe guards are being dismantled...in the name of freedom.

Our MSM is woefully unwilling to address that which most matters for everyone.
That's the beauty and the nightmare of national policy in the realm of ecology.
What we allow here has the ability to screw up Australia.
The oceans and the atmosphere have no respect for national borders.

We're in this together.

(Yeah, sounds like a Bambi cliche.)

Pity that it's true.
The amount of trashed plastic is sure to increase due to the recycling breakdown.  
A lot of people will just shrug and give up on disposing of rubbish in any ordered way now.  
They've lost the faith so to speak,  and every time a report comes in that the rubbish they carefully sorted (and they have been doing it,  I do too)  has all just been dumped in the same hole.

They've been made to feel fools really,  they shouldn't but that's how it looks.  Councils who gave up didn't make any announcements and led people to believe their rubbish was still being treated responsibly.  Yeah right.

It's not being Bambi when it's a genuine concern with solutions that are not being implemented.    ... and I like that bit of Bambi in you anyway,  don't lose it.
No worries, love.
It's strong in this one.
How tough can it be to produce a material the replaces conventional plastics yet breaks down in the environment to harmless stuff?

And ferchristfuckinsakes, reduce the amount of packaging damnit!
We've had biodegradable plastics for quite a while.
Big industries get bogged down in their process.

At the wedding I went to a few days ago, the disposable plates were made from pressed bamboo leaves.
(Fucking hippies.)

Old fashioned plates would have been even more groovy...but who has 150 china plates?
And who wants to wash them?

(stupid marriage ceremonies)
(04-25-2018, 03:56 PM)grayman Wrote: [ -> ]Macron: 'There is no Planet B'

Macron's visit to USA has been the most surreal presidential visit since de Gaulle went to Quebec in the 1960s.

Truly bizarre, but that was an excellent speech he gave. Kind of grates against his need to bomb a few empty buildings in Syria.
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