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KENYA: Floating Plastic, Papyrus Islands May Help Restore Lake Naivasha

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Plans are being implemented to plant papyrus on floating plastic islands which will help protect the ecosystem of a prominent water source known as Lake Naivasha in Kenya.

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Daniel Partlow (189)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 8:38 am
Sounds like a nobel effort.

Sue Matheson (79)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 8:49 am
an interesting idea. thanks.

H Nick H. (1826)
Monday September 24, 2012, 12:24 am
Any thing that can be done to restore the natural beauty is wonderful. It is the legacy we will give to our grandchildren and beyond.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 24, 2012, 3:14 am
Thanks, noted.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 24, 2012, 5:02 am
That sounds like a good idea for recycling plastic too.

Dave C. (237)
Monday September 24, 2012, 7:27 am
a wonderful effort, may it work well.....

. (0)
Monday September 24, 2012, 8:12 am
beautiful example, I hope it will work, a great help in ecological help of our poor planet
Signed and noted - ty great news Cal

pam w. (138)
Monday September 24, 2012, 8:38 am
I REALLY hope this works!

Kamila A. (141)
Monday September 24, 2012, 9:12 am
this sounds like a good idea, but, we shall wait and see

Christeen Anderson (656)
Monday September 24, 2012, 12:25 pm
This sounds really innovative to me. I certainly hope it works. Keep doing what you are doing. Thank you.

Fred Krohn (34)
Monday September 24, 2012, 12:36 pm
It would be nice to see this work... Maybe they can use Obama for one of the islands.

Tom C Sullivan (98)
Monday September 24, 2012, 12:40 pm

Terry V. (30)
Monday September 24, 2012, 12:46 pm
Hope ir works

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Patricia Ces (8)
Monday September 24, 2012, 2:01 pm
Thanks for sharing!!

Past Member (0)
Monday September 24, 2012, 2:38 pm
Sounds like a great idea as long as it works.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday September 24, 2012, 2:53 pm
Noted , thanks !!

Elizabeth M. (68)
Monday September 24, 2012, 3:32 pm
This is a great plan, using the papyrus on floating islands, with the roots providing habitat and feeding grounds for fish. and above ground the stems will provide habitat for warblers and kingfishers. If it works it will be repeated around the lakeshores and could be a model for other ecosystems suffering from degration. Hoping for this to work.
I had no idea that papyrus could recycle water and has filtration properties. This was such an interesting article.

Noted with thanks Cal.

Laurie B. (0)
Monday September 24, 2012, 3:46 pm
I'm not convinced this is a sound idea. In our oceans plastic inevitably breaks down into smaller particles that become a deadly part of the food chain with some fish starving because 75% of what is in thier stomach is non-nutritious plastic. Why is this different? Plastic doesn't go away, it just breaks down into smaller pieces and it releases all sorts of chemicals and phalates. Better to rid the lake of all plastic though that is probably not possible?

pam w. (138)
Monday September 24, 2012, 3:59 pm
Naivasha is a FRESH WATER lake! Oceans are salty.


Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday September 24, 2012, 4:11 pm
Thanks Cal What about Laurie B's point?

. (0)
Monday September 24, 2012, 9:50 pm
Sounds like a good way to recycle plastic. Thanks Cal

Klaus Peters (14)
Monday September 24, 2012, 10:24 pm
Floating islands may be a great idea to save the ecosystem of Lake Naivasha, but I am not convinced that using plastic is the best way to go.

Frans Badenhorst (573)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 1:02 am
noted... very good idea....

Wannee Tinaphong (0)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 1:44 am
very good idea, thank U

Marliese B. (67)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 6:38 am
Thank you so much for posting this. I'm very interested in Kenya and all news about this country :)

LMj Recovering Sunshine (144)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 7:28 am

sandra g. (0)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 4:03 pm
Anything that can help to restore Nature is better than just leting the damge !

Diane K. (135)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 8:33 am
Interesting. Thanks
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