Why 99% of ocean plastic pollution is "missing"

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    The plastic we dump into the ocean might be hiding in plain sight.
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    For the past several years scientists have been trying to account for the 8 million metric tonnes of plastic that we dump into the ocean each year. The assumption was that a large portion of it was floating out in one of the large garbage patches, where swirling debris accumulates thanks to ocean gyres. But recent measurements of the amount of trash in the patches fell far short of what’s thought to be out there.
    Scientists are getting closer to an answer, which could help clean-up efforts and prevent further damage to marine life and ocean ecosystems.
    In a previous version of this video, we mistakenly compared the size of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to the area of Australia. It is in fact roughly 1.6 million square kilometers, a little more than twice the size of the state of Texas. A huge area, but not nearly as big as Australia. Source: www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-22939-w
    For anyone interested in participating in the Ocean Conservancy's annual beach clean-up events, here is the link with information:
    oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup/
    For more reading, check out this New Yorker article on the missing plastic problem, which inspired this video:
    www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/where-does-all-the-plastic-go
    Laurent Lebreton’s research that estimates the amount of debris in the garbage patches is here:
    www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-22939-w
    For more about Ocean Conservancy’s work, and their annual international beach cleanup events:
    oceanconservancy.org/
    For more reading about Erik Van Sebille’s work:
    erik.vansebille.com/
    For more reading about Melanie Bergmann’s work:
    www.theverge.com/2021/1/12/22226655/microplastics-laundry-wastewater-plastic-pollution-arctic-ocean
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Jim Allen
Jim Allen

The thing that annoys me is the onus seems to be placed on the public at large, when the whole thing started by big company's who pushed plastic on consumers to further profits. We never needed or asked for the disposable plastic age, we just got handed it. Time to hold Coke and the likes responsible.

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That hairy Berry
That hairy Berry

Notice how its next to California

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Mary Heath
Mary Heath

Location Washington DC.

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Vance H
Vance H

Save Our Planet

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Xavier Borrero
Xavier Borrero

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Alza3eem 1
Alza3eem 1

Real story The Jews are not a people or a land, but a religion that was embraced by several peoples, including the Palestinians, then they forgot the religion of God, then God sent Jesus, the son of Mary, peace be upon him, and most of the people converted to Christianity, then they forgot the remembrance of God, then God sent Muhammad, the Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, and most people converted and followed Muhammad May God bless him and grant him peace and all the Torah and the Bible are branches of Islam before the distortion, and God revealed the Noble Qur’an and memorized it from the prohibition, but Muslims have begun to forget their religion like the nations that preceded them. Palestine is for the Palestinians only with their different religions. This is the reality of those who followed Judaism, as they have their lands in their countries, not in Palestine.

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Agus Dwiriyanto
Agus Dwiriyanto

04:10 "rasa ayam bawang"...

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Mike P
Mike P

Hurts my stomach

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Osmanabad Eye
Osmanabad Eye

More simple solution is to NOT PRODUCE PLASTIC.. LAW SHOULD BAN PLASTIC USE..

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Robert Seavor
Robert Seavor

Plastic objects are colonised by barnacles etc The objects are providing a home for sea creatures. Plastic particles return to the earth from which they came in the form if petroleum. So WHY THE MANUFACTURED PANIC???

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Aaron Wilcox
Aaron Wilcox

Most of this is from Asia and poorer African nations in new plastic. More developed nations have more advanced garbage sanitation and recycle programs. In the end it all becomes part of the earth and geologic record.

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Walter White
Walter White

The more people care the less I care. Come on people pick up my trash.

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Sockeye
Sockeye

sounds like a fantasy

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Angel Pnki
Angel Pnki

Everything I buy is made of plastic. I am worried.

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れいい
れいい

I don’t get it, we have all these scientific tests but like little to no attempted solution

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Felix Nepveux
Felix Nepveux

Use paper.

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Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner

Bruh it’s literally the Asian countries dumping 95% of the plastic

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Bill Darnell
Bill Darnell

Am I the only one that thinks plastic must be recycled on land not polluting the Ocean. I'm losing faith in humanity.

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Jp
Jp

I find it dishonest not to account in the video for the percentage of plastic that is being actually degraded by microorganisms that have been found in the ocean to evolve to eat plastic

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Engioc-Games
Engioc-Games

That's right people, not one spot of our earth we haven't polluted in one way or another. Plastic, it could very well be a reason for our demise, poison the water and everything in it with plastic.

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Roger Hargreaves
Roger Hargreaves

I pick up lots of litter on my voluntary litter pick, most of it plastic. Why do people do it; I often wonder.

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Robert Berry
Robert Berry

90% of this garbage comes from china and nearby asian countries. Oh but let's not address that important fact.

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Snorefest
Snorefest

whoever downvoted are ignorant bigots

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Jesus ™
Jesus ™

It's long chain polymers that are the real problem, they just break down into smaller and smaller pieces when exposed to UV light

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Dustin Byerley
Dustin Byerley

If you pick up a piece of plastic and put it in the trash doesn’t it just go back to the ocean because that’s how it got there in the first place I’ve being put in the trash?

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Joseph Devens
Joseph Devens

Do you have any aerial photos of it? That’d be amazing.

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Jeff Zoik
Jeff Zoik

It won't be gone until it goes through a volcano.

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Elena
Elena

not normal citizens should do the cleaning. the ones who are responsible for all of this should (rich people, industries, tourist ships)

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think don’t control productions
think don’t control productions

Why not both?

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Rafael Aragão
Rafael Aragão

caralho

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Barbie Mcgowan
Barbie Mcgowan

FISHING BOAT TRASH IS WORES THEN PLASTIC... FISHING BOAT DAMAGE IS FAR WORSE THEN PLASTIC 😕

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ResortDog
ResortDog

Wow! There is a natural process where it all goes away like we will along with all we made, The Earth Bats Last & the Sun fries it in between every inning. Where is the Nova science?

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ResortDog
ResortDog

Sediments, that is the same way all the radiation goes away they say, in dead creatures bones

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ResortDog
ResortDog

Why did you deliberately OMIT what Rivers all the trash is being dumped from??? Ain't western civilizations.

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Cry Cenat
Cry Cenat

Cc

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real eyes realise real lies fully reppin brum town
real eyes realise real lies fully reppin brum town

Plastic is mostly made out of oil and they have found a way to turn it bk in2 oil so wat r we waiting for??? Maybe thats y all of a sudden they want to get it out the ocean

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KensCrazyThoughts
KensCrazyThoughts

Why not just incinerate all our plastics?

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C
C

Then we'd be pumping the air with the byproduct of incinerated plastic. It's no win situation.

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Bill Blendick
Bill Blendick

All great information, however, who/what-country(s), are dumping it into the oceans ? That should be the first question. Once that is established, then government can put a halt to the practise.

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Pilbo Mags
Pilbo Mags

Show us on a satellite image where it is

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Custom Gift Shop 定制礼物店 Puzzlehup . com

nice sharing

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George Holt
George Holt

Stop making plastic beverage containers, go back to the glass containers that can be completely recycled. Food containers can resume being made from paper and that can also be recycled or decompose itself back into the soil to become an amendment to the soils in the ground, like it was done back in the day of glass beverage containers. Electronic components can be made from carbon fiber, and in some cases can be manufactured from mineral and plant based fibers that also be recycled or return to the soil.

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oswaldo teixeira
oswaldo teixeira

A liar and a thief kown to all brasilian people.

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Bruce Howe
Bruce Howe

All this plastic once it breaks down to micro plastic ends up inside all ocean life so when you eat anything out of the oceans you will also end up with micro plastics inside yourselves.

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Raczyna
Raczyna

but all storms, tornados, tsunamis can also tae some plastic to the oceans

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Bobbi Cat
Bobbi Cat

Lets just keep ruining this beautiful planet.Serioulsy , we do not deserve to live here.

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Graham
Graham

Tell that to Bezos etc: Amazon is one of the leading sources of this waste, and they advertise everywhere, pushing consumerism. Is it really our fault for buying a plastic item, when there is no alternative? Of the bankers for running an economy that makes repair and reused not cost effective? Did we create the throwaway society? Lets try being nice to each other, and blaming those few powerful people who are actually causing this: it is driven from the top. Start there, for a solution.

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Jack Henry Kraven
Jack Henry Kraven

The madness of mankind is presenting as the beginning of our end.

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Graham
Graham

Most of mankind is presented with very little choice. But the jab is thinning the herd, in autumn, the people like Bezos who caused this problem will have cleared out many of the useless eaters. Possibly you, too.

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Mike Lavery
Mike Lavery

We weren’t taught about the consequences when we were given the choices to recycle or not.

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NightWaves
NightWaves

In the timeline some cities quit daily barges of garbage being dumped offshore. NY didn't like finding medical waste including syringes on the beaches so they at least talked about ceasing dumping medical waste in the ocean.

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Lee Schulken
Lee Schulken

Wasn't the Santa Barbara basin the location of a superfund site for dumping?

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Carole Wise
Carole Wise

It is criminal and slovenly behavior by humans perpetrated on nature. Recycle and avoid buying products in plastic packaging to start with and you wont have to throw it away later.

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Logan malough
Logan malough

That’s horrible. Plastic usually decays in 400 years.

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DTS
DTS

What do you do with it if you pick it up? Are there enough recycling centers? Are all types of plastics now being recycled?

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Mike Casabona

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Mike Casabona

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mydenmel
mydenmel

government should impose law to change biodegradable packaging for everything

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mydenmel
mydenmel

Biden,pelosi,AOC and newsome should go there and atleast share their funds to their bogus projects they get from federal national budget and start an operation ocean clean up if they genuinely care but they don’t so...

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Falcro
Falcro

why dont we roomba the ocean?

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Millie Price
Millie Price

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Shan Dam
Shan Dam

Jehovah will have it the way he wants it soon. Satan's system.-1John5:19 will be eradicated. We have forever. Only the power of Jehovah can resurrect his creations. But keep showing the truth about wicked man's potential. Remember we are to love one another not destroy those trying to be righteous.

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Trim Reaper
Trim Reaper

It's missing because hippies and "green people" are picking it up and building houses and weaving clothing and shoes out of them ....that's why. 🤨DUH

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The Deadliest
The Deadliest

stopped literring a few years ago, including throwing cigarette buns, just wish I would of started earlier

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itzxaya lopez
itzxaya lopez

That is so sad

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A Quiet Viewer
A Quiet Viewer

Proteus V. Loveless once said: *Take all the plastic everywhere and anywhere. Now, build with it instead of throwing it away. Walls. Houses. Body Armor. Products. You name it.*

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Laura Shadforth
Laura Shadforth

We are such disgusting creatures

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Daryl Foster
Daryl Foster

Sorry, but I fail to see the connection between a plastic bag on the sea floor, and climate change. Those bags will stay there forever, and be covered with sediment.

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wegder
wegder

It is a shame that nothing will ever be done about this problem.

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Slivress Sliver
Slivress Sliver

Try biodegradable trash bags. They exist. Made from cornstarch and other plant fibers. Takes approx 2-3 years for them to biodegrade into the soil. They're not as flexible or durable as plastic, they tear easier, but THEY BIODEGRADE. Be watchful when you purchase, because 'degradable' is NOT the same as 'biodegradable'. Amazon sells a variety of them.

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Old KSI Videos
Old KSI Videos

They are more expensive and take more time for production

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Roast Potato
Roast Potato

My class in health and well-being keep getting shown this video in class by our teacher

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Levi’s Arc
Levi’s Arc

Maybe that’s causing the oceans to rise 🙄

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Old KSI Videos
Old KSI Videos

Yeah but very very small insignificant

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Andi Bowe
Andi Bowe

The orca dolphin and whales are intelligent non human species. Tell the humans the seas are sacred!!!!

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Andi Bowe
Andi Bowe

They are the result of taking our right to hemp out of the Bible (and out of our resources by Bush Family oil and nylon producers)

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Steven Anderson
Steven Anderson

Burmuda triangle

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M James
M James

There are companies that are cleaning it up, but what we really need to do is go back to using glass in what we can.

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Seh Leh
Seh Leh

Plastic is the way to go, but only if humanity can operate this properly. Most of the outcome we observe is the reason of one way policy. Recycling is called such for a reason.

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ruidi xin
ruidi xin

Nobody ever talks about the fishing industry because the fishing Industry funds all the Anti-plastic research. Why have your agencies never commented on how the Fishing Industry is killing our oceans. The only talk is about Plastic

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ruidi xin
ruidi xin

The fishing Industry is the greatest contributer to ocean plastic waste. The Shipping industry is killing our oceans at a irreparable pace. The on-shore plastic waste is not killing the ocean eco system. Fishing industry is the main culprit.

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Blade Lefusyn
Blade Lefusyn

Eliminate the source, eliminate the problem.

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Lucille Courey
Lucille Courey

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Tanjung Ledang Teknologi
Tanjung Ledang Teknologi

if plastic comes from oil, why don't we process plastic into oil again?

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robert garza
robert garza

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Peter Rowe
Peter Rowe

Forever is a meaningless term in this context. Geologic time is very difficult for most people to grasp. Sediment deposited on the seafloor is buried for millennia and will eventually become sedimentary rock, and will ultimately be consumed by the plate tectonic process. Reducing or eliminating plastics entering our oceans is important as most of materials can be recycled and repurposed. It took a lot of energy to produce these plastics and reducing unnecessary waste, increases our energy efficiency.

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koos vanpetten
koos vanpetten

I don't think people are realising the enormous sunami's we had in the last 2 decades in Indonesia and Japan, where complete villages were destroyend and dragged into the sea with all the pollution and debris taken with it into the ocean. That's the big pollution !!!!!!!

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Moanilehua Jansson
Moanilehua Jansson

everything down to clams in the south pacific

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Christo
Christo

100 years of Microplastic pollution is the concern, focus on that

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Jesus S
Jesus S

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Jack Empson
Jack Empson

George Carlin said god created us us because he needed plastic. I think he just needed duct tape.

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Tanyo
Tanyo

Oregon 🌲

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Skeeter Saurus
Skeeter Saurus

Nothing but lip-service. One 'flu-like coronavirus', and we're back to plastic straws, plastic bags...and MEGA-TONS OF FACEMASKS! (their damage alone is now unimaginable). Environmentally, you better find a profit-angle in making it happen, or it isn't going to!

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Zakiullah Wasif Syed
Zakiullah Wasif Syed

I want aquaman and nemor to our rescue in cleaning the ocean...

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Louis Emery
Louis Emery

I think it's great that the ocean naturally concentrate garbage in relatively small geographical areas. Why complain? If these high-minded scientists find a piece of garbage two miles deep, why don't they just pick it up? Stop complaining. I do enough by picking up wind-blown plastic and liquor bottles around my 1/2 acre estate. I felt sorry for that plankton, though. That's tugging on our heart strings.

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John Johnson
John Johnson

Plot twist, Atlantans have been turning it into weapons for revenge

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Eric Taylor
Eric Taylor

1:30 The first question should be, "Are our estimates accurate? If you have 1% of what you estimated, then it's entirely possible that your estimate is wrong. After all, these estimates are based on some assumptions. Assumptions can be wrong.

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Dave Apple
Dave Apple

Bioengineered plastics that degrade is the answer

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Josh the Flat Earth Jedi
Josh the Flat Earth Jedi

Fishing is the problem with our oceans, watch the documentary on Netflix called seaspiracy. It documents the problem with our oceans.

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Mactastic Me
Mactastic Me

I’m more concerned with the vast amount of silly Snowflakes we are currently being force fed ❄️

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Mactastic Me
Mactastic Me

Exactly what I said ;) 🇺🇸 Love your profile pic 😊 Sweet family

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Erwin Lacerna
Erwin Lacerna

wat u meen

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enterprise59
enterprise59

In the 80's, the "environmentalists" were crying about how heavy glass bottles were to ship, and was wasting too much fuel. They cried about paper grocery sacks cause it was killing trees. They cried about our drinking water was poor, and bottled water was more healthy. They pushed to have soft drinks put into PLASTIC bottles to cut down on fuel costs, they demanded we use PLASTIC for our grocery bags instead of PAPER. Well guess what kiddies, THIS is your result of crying! In the 90's, BIll Clinton (D), pushed to open CHINA up for US factories, sending millions of jobs over seas. Now, China ships products like PLASTIC items, all over the world, and guess what, container ships SINK, their cargo gos over board in bad weather, and when they hit bottom, they break open spilling PLASTIC. So what will you cry about next??

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CreekyGuy
CreekyGuy

Climate Change Research - Lucrative. Lots of people trying to do something about it. Not because it's real (it's not), but because it pays and represents power and control. Plastics and other waste, dumped in the oceans and on land - No money in it. (Industry wants it ignored.) Few trying to do anything about it. Represents an existential threat to this planet, but there's no power or control associated with it.

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Najwa Laylah
Najwa Laylah

This is kind of good news (along with the grim news, shame, and despair). If it's still on the beach in pieces big enough to be visible, it never has to reach the middle surface or bottom of the oceans.

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der Skipp
der Skipp

It does though. In addition to that. Especially if you think about all the microplastic being created by that garbage rubbing on beaches and shorelines, which will then probably migrate throughout the entirety of the oceans more easily.

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LGP
LGP

Don't trust anything Netflix tells you

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Emmanuel Lehmann
Emmanuel Lehmann

i ate it thats where it is

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dung nguyenhoang

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