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cheezydemon3 12-27-2012 02:11 PM

Floating Plastic Island
 
Dear god.

http://www.vice.com/toxic/toxic-garbage-island-1-of-3

Reports of it being twice the size of Texas are evidently accurate.

I see this as one of the signs of the apocalypse. At some point in our lifetime you will be able to walk from Cali to china on trash. The plastic NEVER goes away.

Billions of tons of plastic are produced each year that are NOT recyclable.

Whattawort 12-27-2012 02:53 PM

So does that mean that I'll be able to get my hands on a zombie panda now?

cheezydemon3 12-27-2012 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Whattawort (Post 4719091)
So does that mean that I'll be able to get my hands on a zombie panda now?

Bastard.;)

:off:Yes, but it will be SO toxically full of plastic sh!t that it will never fully zombify.:off:

Whattawort 12-27-2012 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by cheezydemon3 (Post 4719118)
Bastard.;)

:off:Yes, but it will be SO toxically full of plastic sh!t that it will never fully zombify.:off:

That's good from a preservative perspective. I only need the limbs to be fully infected.

CoalCracker 12-27-2012 03:30 PM

That's disturbing to say the least..

cheezydemon3 12-27-2012 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by CoalCracker (Post 4719196)
That's disturbing to say the least..

Yeah, the part where they are still miles from the island, but are dragging bits of plastic up in surprising concentrations was particularly unsettling.

The ocean which we imagine is full of fish excrement, but otherwise clean and self sustaining has all of that sh!t floating in it? Dear GOD, how can humans be so stupid?

Golddiggie 12-27-2012 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by cheezydemon3 (Post 4719301)
Yeah, the part where they are still miles from the island, but are dragging bits of plastic up in surprising concentrations was particularly unsettling.

The ocean which we imagine is full of fish excrement, but otherwise clean and self sustaining has all of that sh!t floating in it? Dear GOD, how can humans be so stupid?

Ummmm, have you not looked at any 'normal' humans in the past few decades?? People are, basically, stupid animals. Sure, there are exceptions, like many on these boards. But that's a tiny fraction of the rest.

neko 12-27-2012 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by cheezydemon3
Dear GOD, how can humans be so stupid?

Wasn't it George Carlin who said, "Think of how stupid the average person is. Half the population that is even more stupid."

gratus fermentatio 12-27-2012 06:42 PM

Ya, when I 1st heard about this, I thought "Just send some ships out there & scoop it up." Problem is, the bulk of the plastic breaks down into small bits that pass through nets & swirl around when you try to scoop it up, think duck weed with a positive charge & a coffee can scoop, also with a positive charge.
This stuff is a boil on the ass of the planet & we have no mirror, no needle, and no doctor to deal with it.
I'll get down off my soapbox now.
Regards, GF.

landshark 12-27-2012 08:35 PM

Damn, at sea for 3 weeks on a dry boat? How did these people survive without rum or beer?


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