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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