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Post by Compostwoman 24th February 2010, 11:21 pm

Scientists have discovered an area of the North Atlantic Ocean where plastic debris accumulates.
The region is said to compare with the well-documented "great Pacific garbage patch".

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Post by polgara 25th February 2010, 8:32 am

It horrifies me that we can so wilfully throw rubbish to the wind, so to speak, when we know what problems it causes.

Things in this area I hate

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The balloon lanterns which are now on sale in toy shoips I see.
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Post by polgara 9th March 2010, 8:56 pm

Perhaps someone should start printing pictures of the turtles etc who are starving because of the plastic bags on the bags themselves, that might make people think
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Post by polgara 9th March 2010, 10:01 pm

God Badger that is really awful. Things like taht must make people think.
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Post by Adrian 9th March 2010, 10:06 pm

Unfortunately I think that most people really don't care

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Post by polgara 9th March 2010, 10:09 pm

You could be right, but I am sure that some do care, they just are not aware of what is happening & all the time TV & newspapers sensationalise it instead of serious discussion that will be the case.
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Post by Compostwoman 9th March 2010, 11:07 pm

Eco club at school raised over £300 for the RSPB save the albatross appeal...while most of that goes on warning streamers on long line fishing lines...some also went on the plastic clean up campaign, because lots of chicks die from starvtion, having been fed plastic by their poor deluded parents....

CG suggested the idea and all the school spent a day doing stuff to raise funds...

So some people care.....but yes, not enough..

I sat and watched the TV programme abou this a couple of years back, in tears the whole way through....
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Post by polgara 10th March 2010, 7:14 am

Well done to CG & the Eco club. I am sure CG spreads the word in her own way.
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She bangs on about it all the time...at 9 things seem important to shout about I guess....

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Post by Dandelion 10th March 2010, 8:39 pm

Is there any idea about where this debris is coming from specifically - dumping at sea? Washed off beaches? It always makes me mad that beaches have so much rubbish on them, but presumably this can't account for all the crud in the sea. Out of sight, out of mind.....
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