Plastic Plankton Pollution?

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  1. Blitzen

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    LOL that is funny.
     
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    I've ground so much glass on my boat projects over the years that I must be immune to any of these toy plastic beads ;)
     
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    The old man use to say, "Whatever dosn't kill you will make you Stronger". I never thought of that much till all this crap came to life.
     
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    Plastic microbead consumption = non biodegradable plastic turds = a big pile of crap! :rolleyes: :eek: :(
     
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    Seems like we were all told that plastic, the "miracle substance," would not hurt the environment (us, and all other life on the planet) because it eventually "breaks down" and goes away. Fact is, plastic breaks up, not down, into nearly microscopic bits, and those bits are toxic. Worse (if that is possible), those toxic bits never go away. The BBC has recently released a series of documentaries about how plastics get into the water, the food chain and into us -- and what that stuff is doing to us, our children and grandchildren. The Med appears to be really suffering from plastic (and other) pollution, but the worst seems to be Southeast Asia, where there are landfills jammed full of plastics allowed right at the shoreline, where literally tons of plastic gets carried out to sea annually, then circulates throughout the Pacific with the currents, affecting the entire oceanic food chain. I find it amazing that the plastics problem still has not garnered the attention it deserves.
     
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    Reading this thread brings this to mind and i happen to believe she was right.


    ".It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose, should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist: the threat is rather to life itself."

    Rachel Carson
     
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    Ha Ha, Yeah that one was a "Giant step for mankind" for sure. Oh but come to think about it i havn't seen a COSMETICS Cop in ages. :) One of the biggest hurtles we face today is not drafting and submitting bills to save us all. (Some will be good ,some bad) Our problem comes from policing and enforcing what we want. Not to get political here but my feelings are we have a problem with our priorities.

    We can't be out there building walls, Helping all the oppressed people i the world, Fighting with our troops and support and telling the rest of the world how we want them to live. Just those things alone crush the bank roll. Sorry for the rant but sometimes it's necessary for my sanity. :)
     
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    Yeah,
    I hear you loud and clear and agree that we do NOT have our priorities straight. I am a firm believer you lead by EXAMPLE. The elected elite should always remember that before going on a wild goose chase. They are a bunch of megalomaniacal jackasses anyway. Corrupt as they come. Those two parties are going to be the downfall of this entire nation. If the people don’t get a clue soon, we will loose a grip on a very good place, and more importantly, a great amount of potential to help all mankind by being a good example.
     
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