#1
Just found out there's almost another continent forming out of garbage in the pacific. I knew there was a lot of polution and all, but I really didn't see that one comming...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pacific_garbage_patch

Estimates of size range from 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) to more than 15,000,000 square kilometres (5,800,000 sq mi)


Continent-size toxic stew of plastic trash fouling swath of Pacific Ocean



Yay for humanity!
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#2
I learned about this in highschool. It's really sad knowing that things like this happen.

But what can you do to change it?
#3
From what I've read, it's a lot smaller than people think.
My God, it's full of stars!
#4
I think we should get multiple big boats with a lot of storage and a big scoop. Then we can move it into a landfill.
#5
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I learned about this in highschool. It's really sad knowing that things like this happen.

But what can you do to change it?



#7
Hey everybody on UG, you see that garbage patch?


That's you.
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#8
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Hey everybody on UG, you see that garbage patch?


That's you.

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#10
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but liek it cant b a continent unles its actuly part of teh erth?

We're like all part of the Earth maaannnn
#12
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We're like all part of the Earth maaannnn

Exactly. That's why I throw my garbage anywhere in the nature. Give back to earth what's coming from earth brah.
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#13
Hey! Don't talk about Australia like that!
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#16
A whole 0.4% of the surface area of the Pacific.
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#17
Up on melancholy hill there's a plastic tree.
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#18
The main problem is that these plastics enter the foodchain, because fish mistake tiny bits of it for food. We eat those fish, so these microplastics get into our bodies. And you really don't want microplastics in your body.
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#22
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The main problem is that these plastics enter the foodchain, because fish mistake tiny bits of it for food. We eat those fish, so these microplastics get into our bodies. And you really don't want microplastics in your body.


#steakmasterrace

i do love fish though
#24
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We should blast it off into space. It won't come back for thousands of years anyway.


I don't think it would ever come back, although the pollutants put in the atmosphere by the launch would probably be worse than the waste...
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#25
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We should blast it off into space. It won't come back for thousands of years anyway.

Space junk is possibly even worse than trash continents.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_debris

Unless we're throwing it into the sun, in which case, totally dude.
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#26
It is pretty great actually. Because it gives me hope that maybe, just maybe, there's an island of long lost beachballs somewhere out there. Just waiting for me to claim it.

Or you know, it's just a stinking pile of trash in the middle of the ocean, that just floats there... judging us...


Gozd in gora poj,
silen ženimo hrup,
uboga gmajna, le vpup, le vkup,
le vkup, le vkup z menoj,
staro pravdo v mrak tulimo,
da se pretulimo skozi to zimo
#27
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We should blast it off into space. It won't come back for thousands of years anyway.


?
#28
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From what I've read, it's a lot smaller than people think.

There's a good VICE documentary (like an hour iirc) about it. You can't really see any of the garbage, it just looks like normal water. They stick a jar in the water and bring it back up and there is just tons of tiny pebble sized pieces of plastic. The water is like... Thick, too. It's pretty gross, but not as big as people say.
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#29
Lets fish it up and sell it as a memorial tourist attraction, an homage to the 20th century. Should make more money than the Declaration of Independance
#30
AND THE WORLD IS SLIDING AWAY
IN A VORTEX OF FLOATING REFUSE
WITH THE SACRED ONE YOU HAVE LOST
PLASTIC BAG IN THE SEA
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