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Half of All Plastic That Has Ever Existed Was Made in the Past 13 Years

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posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 12:15 PM
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You guys realize that doing all of that would barely make a dent to the damage already done right? The problem lies at the root of all this, and these greedy Corporates, to which the Gov. is doing zero to stop it. As another guy here said, there are alternatives to plastic.


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posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 12:23 PM
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a reply to: ADSE255
Sure when you only see it as the two of us doing it it seems insignificant. But you have to remember millions of people do what we do, some to a lesser extent, some even more. That is making a difference. Plus, we know that a good deal of it is floating in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Ocean gyres. Eventually we will come up with a solution to clean up those areas. Maybe like a fleet of permanently deployed super tankers filtering out the plastic from the water in each ocean.



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 12:38 PM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

Yeah. But with all the Technology in the world now? We've built Hadron Colliders in several Countries, we explored Space! But we still can't pick up after ourselves or find a solid solution to plastic?

They don't intend to because if they wanted to, they would have done it by now. Money rules the planet. Until money and greedy Corporations become obsolete, they'll keep pumping it out.



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 12:44 PM
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originally posted by: ADSE255
a reply to: worldstarcountry

Yeah. But with all the Technology in the world now? We've built Hadron Colliders in several Countries, we explored Space! But we still can't pick up after ourselves or find a solid solution to plastic?

They don't intend to because if they wanted to, they would have done it by now. Money rules the planet. Until money and greedy Corporations become obsolete, they'll keep pumping it out.


I know quite a few people who won't buy foods unless they can see them through the plastics. They won't buy carrots unless they are in a plastic bag. We as a society have been conditioned to appreciate plastic.



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 12:47 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse

originally posted by: ADSE255
a reply to: worldstarcountry

Yeah. But with all the Technology in the world now? We've built Hadron Colliders in several Countries, we explored Space! But we still can't pick up after ourselves or find a solid solution to plastic?

They don't intend to because if they wanted to, they would have done it by now. Money rules the planet. Until money and greedy Corporations become obsolete, they'll keep pumping it out.


I know quite a few people who won't buy foods unless they can see them through the plastics. They won't buy carrots unless they are in a plastic bag. We as a society have been conditioned to appreciate plastic.


Quite right. We have. Plastic must have looked like nectar from the gods back in the 50's.



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 02:15 PM
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a reply to: ADSE255

95% of all smart phones have been produced in the last 10 years.

What do our statistics have in common?



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 02:52 PM
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I'm not a chemist or specialist in plastics, etc., so I'm ignorant on it. But, the ability of varying species of waxworms to eat different plastics interests me. However, the downside is they convert plastics into ethelyne glycol. I don't know if scientists can get the waxworms to produce something else. It'd maybe take billions of waxworms at special facilities to make a dent, but maybe it could be a small start in addressing the issue?
Nat. Geo- waxworms eat plastics


[Federica] Bertocchini teamed up with fellow scientists Paolo Bombelli and Christopher Howe to figure out how the wax worms were pigging out on plastic.



To rule out munching action from their jaws as the source of degradation, the team applied a soupy blend of recently deceased worms to the plastic and waited. Sure enough, they found the liquid larvae could also eat holes in plastic. This told Bertocchini and colleagues that an enzyme in the worms or the bacteria living in and on their bodies was dissolving the plastic.



In 2014, [Wei-Min] Wu and colleagues at Stanford University found that a gut bacterium in another species of wax worm could break down polyethylene, although it had different byproducts. A 2016 study identified the enzymes in a species of bacteria that could break down a type of plastic called poly(ethylene terephthalate).



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: sputniksteve

Indeed.



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 06:47 PM
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a reply to: ADSE255

How about a hemp based alternative that may be quickly biodegradable. Though the challenge would be cost I'm sure.

First hemp would have to be allowed to be grown more in the US for example. Oil...petroleum manufactures aren't going to like that.

For now the only solution seems to be banning plastics but of course creating other challenges and consumer costs.

There's also discoveries of plastic eating microbes. As lab grown. The Pacific garbage island has been found to have the microbes but assuming the size science intervention will have to help nature along.
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posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 07:03 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

That's one solution yes. Hemp should have been a potential alternative to this problem years ago. It seems someone doesn't want that to happen. It's like there's a hidden group hell bent on destroying the planet through deliberate mismanagement.
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posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 11:51 PM
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originally posted by: ADSE255

originally posted by: rickymouse

originally posted by: ADSE255
a reply to: worldstarcountry

Yeah. But with all the Technology in the world now? We've built Hadron Colliders in several Countries, we explored Space! But we still can't pick up after ourselves or find a solid solution to plastic?

They don't intend to because if they wanted to, they would have done it by now. Money rules the planet. Until money and greedy Corporations become obsolete, they'll keep pumping it out.


I know quite a few people who won't buy foods unless they can see them through the plastics. They won't buy carrots unless they are in a plastic bag. We as a society have been conditioned to appreciate plastic.


Quite right. We have. Plastic must have looked like nectar from the gods back in the 50's.


I remember looking through the display case at the steaks and other meats at the butcher shop in the grocery stores. They wrapped your choice in paper. That won't work well anymore, they add water to most meats now.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 12:59 AM
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Up until the 1970's they did that. No you just don't see that anymore. Now it's all about herding people into a few geographical areas, creating an overpopulation problem, infighting, racism etc. Now what you've got is the art of war at work then bang!

You didn't see it coming when the owners of it all take away your rights and any privileges you thought you had. Now you're an awakened slave to their system and there's nothing you can do about it.

And to think it all began with a couple of wars and Plastic.
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posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 04:55 AM
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a reply to: ADSE255

it's all about the money,it is cheap,lightweight save money on shipping etc,doesn't break like glass,any wonder?,everything is made of plastic now



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 05:02 AM
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originally posted by: ADSE255
a reply to: dreamingawake

That's one solution yes. Hemp should have been a potential alternative to this problem years ago. It seems someone doesn't want that to happen. It's like there's a hidden group hell bent on destroying the planet through deliberate mismanagement.





Its like ?

It is like that, no if, buts or maybe.

Hemp can single handedly destroy many businesses that rely on this plastic to be functional or should I say profitable.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 06:09 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

That's why the Gov are going to corner that market and take over. Monsanto will have everything to do with it when it does..



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 06:19 AM
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a reply to: Oldtimer2

No. It's no wonder at all. One day people will stop questioning their self appointed masters as well. When that day comes, I won't be here to see it.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 06:24 AM
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Perhaps plastic is the meaning of life. God created man because he didn't know how to make plastic and nature couldn't do it by herself.

Courtesy of George Carlin



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posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 06:26 AM
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Monsanto is old news, bayer have consumed them, this is the age of the corporation.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 10:20 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Never say never.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 10:22 AM
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a reply to: UKTruth

I enjoy Carlins humor. He always said it straight up didn't he.



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