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Ocean plastic pollution is a massive environmental problem. Millions of tons of plastic waste enter the ocean every year, even plastic that goes in the trash can often ends up in the sea! This week we learn about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and look at the dangers ocean plastic poses to ocean animals. Plus, a few tips for you to reduce your own plastic use!
Plastic Oceans Foundation: http://www.plasticoceans.org/
United Nations “Clean Seas” program: http://www.cleanseas.org/
The 5 Gyres Institute: https://www.5gyres.org/
Lonely Whale Foundation: https://www.lonelywhale.org/
Take this quiz to learn about your plastic impact: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/science/bottled-water-or-tap.html
10 ways to reduce plastic pollution: https://www.nrdc.org/stories/10-ways-reduce-plastic-pollution
The no plastic straw pledge: http://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/no-straw-please/
Ocean plastic pollution resources from Monterey Bay Aquarium: https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/conservation-and-science/our-priorities/ocean-plastic-pollution
What will it take to get plastic out of the ocean? https://ensia.com/features/what-will-it-take-to-get-plastics-out-of-the-ocean/
Resources for teachers: https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/education/teacher-professional-development/ocean-plastic-pollution-summit
Cózar, Andrés, et al. "Plastic debris in the open ocean." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111.28 (2014): 10239-10244.
Jamieson, Alan J., et al. "Bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants in the deepest ocean fauna." Nature Ecology & Evolution 1 (2017): 0051.
Jambeck, Jenna R., et al. "Plastic waste inputs from land into the ocean." Science 347.6223 (2015): 768-771.
“Moby-Duck” by Donovan Hohn (Harper’s Magazine) http://harpers.org/archive/2007/01/moby-duck/?single=1
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Same in Germany , customers have to pay, most people bring their own bags, same in France , they actually banned the plastic bags in super-markets and people are STILL EATING there, lol
Still there's the problem with packaging , If people would only buy more fresh food, instead of plastic wrapped food it would be better .
Did you 500 million straw was come from a 10 years old project by message the straw producer? It actually 175 million so yeah the media and politician exaggerated it beside paper also cost more energy to produce and in the end they just mummified also have a negative impact on the environment. So sticking with reusable, recycle is a better way.
Recycling and composting are now mandatory where I live, and I hate plastic packaging anyway, so I've never been very wasteful in that regard. I get nearly everything except food and clothing from Amazon, so that's not an issue. Honestly, it's not that hard to be environmentally friendly. It doesn't cost a lot of money or time (in fact, it often saves both), and it's fun to innovate. I don't mean to preach, but I don't understand why so many people have such a problem with it. We can't suddenly stop impacting the Earth, but we can do our part. Just do what you can, it's not hard.
The ban begins with our plastic straws, bags and overall education. We need to put this into our heads as a way of life. We have 'ok'd' plastic for far too long and are creating irreversible damage. Please take a minute out of your day to look into what you can do for your local city or help with a small donation! https://www.gofundme.com/replace-plastic-straws
the issue is most of us use plastic bags for throwing out our organic waste, it keeps our waste confined to some level, but there are still leaks.
I was put on a pilot to test a new product, Bagez a garbage bag holder. it allows me to secure any size garbage bag in my garbage bins. garbage bags are a better thicker plastic, and if used according to what your local waste facility can sort and separate, it will help in recapture of material to wards new products rather than end up in landfills. with Bagez i have been able to use just 1 bag to hold our family waste, and add more if needed. i buy my own bags and even use it when i'm outdoors. great product, helps reduce plastics are ending up in the dump, and i don't have to worry about dirty bins.
It would help for governments to pass legislation to keep a closer eye on what cruise ships are dumping into the oceans and seas and increase the penalties for doing so. That and there's a lot of nuclear waste stored in oceanic trenches that needs to be dealt with since the containment systems are getting old. Probably not a great idea to bury radioactive waste in and adjacent to bodies of water.
I live in a very popular tourist town on the shores of California. This plastic straw pollution idea is total B.S.! I see 100 times more cigarette butts laying around the streets and beach than plastic straws. What is really sickening is seeing this kind of media b.s. while people are ignorant to the effects of the Fukashima disaster. I have walked this beach almost daily for the last 20 years. I have never seen anything more devastating than the effects of Fukashima. The first to go were the star fish. Then all the little animals that cling to the rocks. The summer followed with millions of birds invading the area looking for food. Then came more whales than I have ever seen here in my life. They die from starvation because there is no krill. The entire fishing industry impacted from Alaska to South America. The government is concerned about plastic straws? What a joke! You people who live inland have no idea the horror that has been laid upon us. Keep believing that plastic is destroying the environment as its already been destroyed and being destroyed because they haven't done squat about Fukashima. Its still burning into the ocean..
like most things tree huggers get involved with it's done wrong. sky news is touting 2 sail boats and their straining ocean for MICRO plastics. here's an idea sky news. get together with other countries and pay fishing trawlers to net and collect the miles of plastic floating in trash lines in our oceans. tones will be removed. educate countries to stop dumping in the oceans. this will remove the SOURCE of the plastic so your micro beads will go away. liberals always do over kill to get attention, so is sky news. lets get the BIG PLASTICS beforestraining all our oceans to remove micro plastics.
In the company I work for we started with an internal campaign. We give away canvas bags to stimulate people to start using them instead of plastic. It is a win win, because the bags and initiative advertise the company: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcAeNOO4um0
thats why i believe humans are half alien , no planet with a beautiful nature we treat as trash bag could make a being that destroy it that way, we had ancestors that could have stood in space for centuries living inside metal and tech before find this unfortunate planet
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It looks like this video is based on real facts.
Look! Even I have an idea how to eliminate those global problems. If you're interested, please, let me know how interpret my future product. It will be useless, will cost much, both or other?
We've had the stone age, bronze age, iron age. This is now the plastic age. The first three didn't decimate the planets ecosphere. The use of plastic needs to be regulated world wide. Human beings are turning planet Earth into one big garbage pile.
From least greatest (10) to greatest greatest (1), the poems in this list are limited to ones originally written in the English language and which are under 50 lines, excluding poems like Homer’s Iliad and Edgar Allan Poe’s “Raven.” Each poem is followed by some brief analysis. Many good poems and poets had to be left off of this list. In the comments section below, feel free to make additions or construct your own lists. You can also submit analyses of classic poetry to [email protected] They will be considered for publication on this website.
10. “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
Meaning of the Poem.
This poem deals with that big noble question of “How to make a difference in the world?” On first reading, it tells us that the choice one makes really does matter, ending: “I took the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference.”