Nightmare

NatGeo: 18 billion pounds of plastic ends up in the ocean each year. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.


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  1. What a gut-wrenching statistic. The image certainly speaks volumes. I only hope someone besides environmentalists is listening.

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  2. terrifying

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  3. It’s getting really bad!

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  4. A nightmare indeed in our oceans and especially in the third world where there is no trash collection yet alone re-cycling.
    We should be doing so much more here. In Europe there is a law that one has to buy plastic bags in a store if you want one. It’s a great deterrent, and encourages re-cycling.
    Thanks for raising awareness Dave 🙏

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  5. Yup. zit really is disgraceful.

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  6. From the 1st July, David, here in Australia our two major supermarkets (plus some other major stores) are banning the use of free plastic bags at their checkouts. Because of this I carry a cotton bag for the occasion (plus more in the car). It’s a start of awareness for me, and hopefully many more. I’ve also read recently that scientists have developed a plastic eating bacteria that could be helpful…
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2016-03-11/plastic-eating-bacterium-can-break-down-pet/7238614
    Here’s hoping!

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  7. Truly horrific

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  8. I had this conversation a few days ago. The planet will not be kind when she solves the problem.

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  9. This image stopped me dead in my tracks..both for its brilliance and for the terrifying eventuality it augers. We MUST come to grips with what we are doing to our planet, and I worry that it’s already too late. As Sandy says, Mother Nature’s reckoning will be harsh.

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  10. Terrifying and utterly shocking cover…. and brilliantly done so! I can only agree with Sandy and Lori – and sadly think that nature’s ‘revenge’ (or strangulation rather) will be frightful for the surviving humans.

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  11. In Switzerland plastic bags are sold for a very long time already. We like to do our shopping with sack linen bags, or sturdy plastic shoppers which last half a lifetime.
    France has, surprisingly, been added to the countries with no more free bags at the checkout. We can buy a 17l rubbish bag for 7cents which can either be re-used over and over until it falls apart and will be replaced at the shop for free or use it for rubbish and be put out with the household rubbish. Also fruits & vegs in self service may still be put in free bags, but they (the bags!) are now made from entirely recycled material and will desintegrate in their totality.

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  12. I’ve been sad for a long time for this reason. We should be recycling everything possible and the free plastic bags are a curse here in the US. I carry my reusable (nice) bags in the car, but there are checkout clerks who clearly express their unwillingness to pack my groceries in them…it’d be much easier to throw everything in a dozen plastic bags. Many European countries do this really well, you pay quite a bit if you want a plastic bag in a grocery store.

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