posted on May, 9 2012 @ 06:55 AM
All I can say is reiterate what an old lecturer I had years ago said "Do you know where your empty coke bottle is?"
Because, it's not just bad people polluting the ocean and creating this gyre of plastic, it's every one of us that consumes.
I try to recycle as much as possible, but I know that my actions will have no impact. It's the common nonchalant regard of our environment that
created the problem, and it's the continuing ignorance of so many people that causes it to continue.
The plastic island, last time I checked, was larger than the entire continental united states - estimated. No one, at least to my knowledge, has
actually been there to check. From the sea surface, it is apparently hard to guage, and only from high above do you get an idea.
But that is just how wde it seems. Seen from above. It reaches down to extreme depths, and as it does, it breaks down into smaller plastic
particulates. Like plasterscene at the bottom, easily sucked into the gills of many marine life, which end up on our plates.
Funny all the ire about oil spills, nuclear reactors failing, etc, yet most people vent their rage over a keyboard, while sucking down litres of
sprite and red bull..