#1
So there's a big mass of plastic bottles and other plastic products that get pushed into a certain spot in the Pacific Ocean by currents. This plastic has amassed here over time and is supposedly twice the size of the continental U.S. Just a question....WTF is wrong with people? How can we keep doing stuff like this to our planet?
#2
Twice the size of the continental US? I didn't know we've even made that much plastic.
Is it a bad thing if one of your testicles is larger then the other two?
#3
it has to go somewhere..
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#4
Pic or it Didn't happen.
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#5
1)collect bottles
2)put into bags
3)?????
4)profit!
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Pic or it Didn't happen.
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OMG if its gotten that big...

The portal will be opened, and Manbearpig will be unleashed.
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OMG if its gotten that big...

The portal will be opened, and Manbearpig will be unleashed.

And we don't want that to happen!
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#11
Pics?

edit: it's twice the size of texas http://www.physorg.com/news112248742.html

edit:The fact that I can't find pics anywhere make me think this is some propaganda bull**** to try to get us to recycle.
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#12
Also, the argument into plastic carrier bags. You see them all blow into trees, and it's endangering wildlife, etc.
#13
Woa, so is it like at the bottom of the ocean? cause at first i thought it was just floatin up on top of the water. So I thought, whats the big problem then, why don't we take it over and use it almost as land.
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#14



A) 1990 Running shoes spill
B) 2002 Garbage strip
C) 2000 Plastic bag spill
D) Shoes found
E) Eastern Garbage Patch
At the eye of the gyre, plastic reaches concentrations of a million pieces per square mile. Researchers have mapped a giant spill of bags and a mile-long strip of wind-driven garbage.
F)Caught in a gyre
Some of the plastic drifting in the North Pacific is swept to shore, like the thousands of Nike shoes that washed up in the Pacific Northwest. But much is trapped by calm winds and sluggish water within the North Pacific's loop of currents.

Seriously, how does something like this even happen? I'd clean it up if I had the funds.
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Pics?

edit: it's twice the size of texas http://www.physorg.com/news112248742.html

edit:The fact that I can't find pics anywhere make me think this is some propaganda bull**** to try to get us to recycle.



the size is varied i've heard both....and even if it is propaganda bull**** (which i doubt it is) what's wrong with recycling? it protects the enviroment and even saves money. such as saving bottles and using them instead of buying bottled water.
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Seriously, how does something like this even happen? I'd clean it up if I had the funds.

They can't clean every bit of it up without harming the ocean wildlife around it.
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They can't clean every bit of it up without harming the ocean wildlife around it.

It might be better in the long run though.
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the size is varied i've heard both....and even if it is propaganda bull**** (which i doubt it is) what's wrong with recycling? it protects the enviroment and even saves money. such as saving bottles and using them instead of buying bottled water.


I never said recycling is wrong. I just think this story is fake. There are absolutely no aerial photos of a giant trash island. I googled quite a bit.
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#19
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the size is varied i've heard both....and even if it is propaganda bull**** (which i doubt it is) what's wrong with recycling? it protects the enviroment and even saves money. such as saving bottles and using them instead of buying bottled water.

There was an argument against recycling in my science text book saying it was too expensive to recycle.



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They can't clean every bit of it up without harming the ocean wildlife around it.

I know, but they can at least try can't they?
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#20
I wonder if you can see it on Google Earth?
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I know, but they can at least try can't they?



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It might be better in the long run though.
Yeah it would, and they could, but there's always the controversial debate of whether to clean up the ocean and kill tons of animals, or leave it be and let the animals live even though they're eating some of the plastics.
#22
The Independent was butthurting over this weeks ago. Read some newspapers every once in a while.
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OMG if its gotten that big...

The portal will be opened, and Manbearpig will be unleashed.


No, no, no... it's more like a bearmanpig.
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#24
There was an argument against recycling in my science text book saying it was too expensive to recycle.



How is that hmm?
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I wonder if you can see it on Google Earth?

Recycling: Kinda expensive
Cleaning up this thing: Hella Expensive
Being able to see a huge Garbage Island in the Pacific on Google Earth: Priceless
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Recycling: Kinda expensive
Cleaning up this thing: Hella Expensive
Being able to see a huge Garbage Island in the Pacific on Google Earth: Priceless


+1, I'd make it my desktop background!

It would be cool if they could push it into the shape of something.

Maybe people could live on it!

Genius?
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+1, I'd make it my desktop background!

It would be cool if they could push it into the shape of something.

Maybe people could live on it!

Genius?

Use the environment to its fullest? Madman! This could possibly be the coolest place to live ever!
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#28
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Use the environment to its fullest? Madman! This could possibly be the coolest place to live ever!


I know! We could call it....

Plasticania!

And claim it for UG!

Not to mention it would be floating freely, so we could change our borders at any time...

When we attack someone, we wouldn't mobilize our troops.....we would mobilize the country!

We would be undefeatable!
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#29
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I know! We could call it....

Plasticania!

And claim it for UG!

Not to mention it would be floating freely, so we could change our borders at any time...

When we attack someone, we wouldn't mobilize our troops.....we would mobilize the country!

We would be undefeatable!

Eco Freaks watch out! We're after you!
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