Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ocean garbage likely to increase

Scientists think we have to do more to keep garbage out of the ocean. OK, that's a duh.

But that's the way science works, sometimes we need big studies to show the obvious. Now the National Research Council, in a study directed by Congress, says the ocean garbage problem is getting worse, and plastic junk is the biggest problem.

Unless we act strongly, we'll see more ocean garbage in the future, not less.

What's an ocean lover to do. Picking up trash won't solve this problem, we need to eliminate garbage before it gets to the ocean.

8 comments:

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nollyposh said...

the best way in my current view is to talk to people about the facts about just how toxic plastic in general is... with all the current scientific data coming in about the reality of this toxic substance... well who needs a scare tact!?!
~don't do plastic period~
vicki

Maki said...

Many people know what's the right thing to do to keep the ocean clean, and yet, plastic won't leave our precious ocean alone because we haven't been able to control the junk waste... Okay, we HAVE to change the whole concept of using any sorts of plastic. PERIOD. Get your shopping cotton bags for grocery, don't drink bottled water, etc. Do our part and send out the message and get you city involved! Wonderful blog!!

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Gary ("Old Dude") said...

we use plastic because its so cheap. well plastics being a derivative of oil production, and the price of oil ever higher---well its now cheaper to make paper bags than the plastic ones. Unfortunately, paper doesn't biodegrade very fast when in land fills, so again, its back to the future and use the home made knit cotton bags our great grandmothers used to do their shopping----now how does one knit one of them suckers anyway?

Gary (old dude)
http://threescoreplusten.blogspot.com/

Rik said...

could you email me a larger version of the plastic bag poster?
Greetings Rik

Foodieconomist said...

the way plastics break down photo degrade in the ocean is very concerning. I think we need to do more than just stop it getting in the ocean and try to get what is already there out.