Author Topic: Maersk Selected to Deploy World’s First Large-Scale Ocean Plastic Cleanup System  (Read 23612 times)

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>cutlery

F*ck cutlery, it is the plastic drink bottles that I see everywhere.  Let me know when a gov -any gov- quits sucking the lobbyists' t##s and bans those.

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> plastic drink bottles

I think I see 3 water bottles for every beverage bottle.  Everybody walks around with a water bottle, most filled with glorified tap water, to stay hydrated.  We have to be the most hydrated people on the planet.  But the water bottle thing can be solved by habit change.  Get people to carry a reusable water bottle instead of some Nestle water brand, single use bottle.  I think this is already slowly happening just from observation.

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F*ck cutlery, it is the plastic drink bottles that I see everywhere.  Let me know when a gov -any gov- quits sucking the lobbyists' t##s and bans those.

Brilliant, say it how it is RC. :)

I agree, and fewer Children. Remember when the Chinese had a one child per couple law?  I was horrified at the time.  I can see that coming to the rest of the world. something has to stop us consuming the planet.

That would help fix it.
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>3 water bottles for every beverage bottle

I think you're being charitable ...more like 5-6.  I was using "drink bottle" as all-encompassing, but water bottles were top of mind.

>children

It appears that Western culture is working on that for various reasons, despite all the hand-wringing about "What about the economy??!!" But the 3rd world looks like a continuing problem, I'm guessing because of the children-as-safety-net more than the lack of birth control.
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Ocean Cleanup's supersized system proves its worth with "massive" haul

https://newatlas.com/environment/ocean-cleanup-supersized-system-002-test/

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Thanks. It's nice to have some hopeful news. That "catch" is both exciting and horrifying!

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It is really nice that they learned from their mistakes with the early design and improved their method of collecting the plastics.

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Oops, cleaning the Great Pacific Garbage Patch was probably a bad idea
https://www.vox.com/down-to-earth/22949475/ocean-plastic-pollution-cleanup

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First 100,000 KG Removed From the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
https://theoceancleanup.com/updates/first-100000-kg-removed-from-the-great-pacific-garbage-patch/

Debbie wonders how much diesel they used?

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Ocean Cleanup study states Pacific Garbage Patch is mostly fishing gear

https://newatlas.com/environment/ocean-cleanup-project-great-pacific-garbage-fishing-gear/

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I started to put this in the Robots Incoming thread.

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