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- 3146 days ago -
Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.


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tracey p (81)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 5:37 am
I am horrified by our lack of care for our planet. This is where we and our fellow animals live. It is our ONLY true resource and we treat it selfishly and without the care and respect that it needs.
The planet has developed through all species of animal and plant being interdependent on each other. Our ridiculous throwaway attitude and sheer laziness of thought has been the undoing of many of our fellow animals and will be our own undoing if we cannot change our mindset and our habits. We need to protect our wildlife and natural habitats and our oceans in order for the planet to flourish. We are killing what is a miraculous place, planet Earth, and we are killing all the miracles of life that exist here, including our own.

Trish K (93)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 9:30 am
This was enlightening. I am proud of my communities ability and drive to recycle everything. I am sad to see the pollution of the oceans and drifts of waste that will never degrade. God gave us brains so let us find someway to stop this cycle of destruction. amen

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 2:32 pm

Please sign my petition in relation to this news.

I will post the details here.

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 2:32 pm
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Eco Warri
- 7 hours ago -

Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 2:39 pm

Sonny Honrado (5)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 2:45 pm
How sad.

Nicholas Thibeault (0)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 3:07 pm
sadly noted

Jennifer R (5)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 3:27 pm
gosh we are so gross, I can even stand it! Yuck!

Eugene C (3)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 3:37 pm
As awful as it is to see this, it is essential that we do. Out of sight is out of mind and just hearing that something like this exists doesn't do anything to elicit change. Seeing is believing and it brings it home because we are made to consider the terrible impact this plastic age is having on our planet. The good news is, we can all do something and we can start today! We can all say no to plastic bags and plastic bottles.....lets make it cool!

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 4:24 pm
if anyone wishes to take action, please see my news, for butterfly exchange and sign these petitions. Thank you.

pam w (139)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 5:58 pm
This is the most DISGUSTING news of the day....not that it's really "news." We've known about it for a long time....BUT NOBODY DOES ANYTHING!

Diane Thomas (0)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 7:39 pm
This is a terrible atrocity and one that can be stopped. When I buy anything plastic such as a soap pump bottle or spice container, I do not throw them away. I sterilize them and re-use them. I use them for beads, safety pins, sequins, penny storage, sewing needles, buttons, and so on. I do use plastic zip lock bags of all sizes but I do not EVER throw them away. I reuse these too after sterilizing. I don't have to buy new ones unless I am baking and sending goodies off to someone or giving them out to friends and neighbors. I will ask them to give me back the bags if they are only going to toss them out. They give them back or do what I do with them and sterilize and reuse them. My thinking is that there has to be plastic recycling step ups and ways to determine where trash is winding up. I see that rubber gloves are even floating in ocean waters. And, disposable lighters and baby bottles and items that should be making it into trash bins or removed before being placed in land fills. There are ways to solve this terrible situation and I believe we can reverse the gyre phenomena much in the same way factory ships (which should be totally outlawed) scoop up fish for the markets. We need garbage gobbling tankers that suck this crap up. Now that is something to invest in!

Chris S (5)
Saturday November 13, 2010, 8:32 pm
Humans are the only species that destroy their own environment.

And we are meant to be at the top of the Evolutionary ladder????

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 12:16 am
People I beg of you too save your precious comments, I sincerely mean this, your comments are valuable but if you you save them for my petitions I wrote for you to help the oceans, animals and people, your comments will be heard by people higher than ourselves such as care2 if they grant us thebutterfly options. thank you so much. these petitions are so important. please sign them and not pass this golden opportunity pass you by.

Patricia L (45)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 1:24 am
Almost 30 years ago I visited my friend in Australia and was surprised to see that milk and many other liquid food products where on grocery shelves in boxes, which are recyclable and do break down if not recycled. Also, you were expected to bring your own bags from home to pack your groceries; no plastic or paper was handed out. If Australia figured that out so long ago, why are we finding more uses for plastics that don't get recycled? Many people don't know that if you leave the plastic cap on a water, soda, soap bottle, the recycling company will throw the bottle away and not recycle, because they don't recycle the caps. We don't need plastics and must diligently recycle whatever we can. Styrofoam is another unnecessary product that we all should refuse to accept because it is not recycled. We have to go back to basics and use waxed paper, real metal forks and knives at work and for picnics, bring our own cloth bags to the market and refuse the plastic refuse that is handed out thoughtlessly. Otherwise, we are responsible for turning the earth into one big landfill. And yes, you can pick up dog poo with paper, take it home, flush the poo and recycle the paper. It all just takes a little effort and care.

Bon L (0)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 5:46 am
Thanks for the info.

April Thompson (2)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 7:07 am
Noted sadly! I try to reuse, recycle and reduce usage of plastics and other items all the time!

Jane H (139)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 10:41 am
woe is me.

Anna Borsey (66)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 12:09 pm
Horrific, disgusting, terrifying and heartrendingly sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SAD, because of all the souls who are dying because of our mania for disposable plastic STUFF!!! Those poor, poor albatross chicks! And their poor, wretched parents, who believe that they are feeding their defenceless chicks edibles - instead of which, they are swallowing PLASTIC BOTTLE TOPS GALORE!!! Ultimately, the chicks die (partly from starvation, presumably).

I am profoundly ASHAMED of being human!!

Actually, I never, ever buy drinks in plastic bottles, but sadly, washing-up liquid is sold in plastic bottles, as is vegie cooking oil! I have struggled for YEARS to reduce the amount of plastic in my own life - since ca 1980, in fact. Sadly, it appears to be impossible to avoid plastic water and sewerage pipes, plastic guttering and down pipes and sundry other household items. No doubt you can but non-plastic ones at a price, but if you are living on a low, or fixed, income, you have no option but to buy the very cheapest alternative!

If there is a God, a Creator of this world, it would surely serve us all right if he/she/it blasted us humans into oblivion as a punishment for our unspeakable selfishness and self-absorbtion.

Debbie G (306)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 12:49 pm
Disgusting. My paternal grandparents, who taught me a love of nature and care for surroundings would turn over in their graves if they saw this. Thanks Eco.

Lysa Peters (0)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 12:56 pm
Spread the is the only way to get this recognised, stopped and hopefully rectified...

Janyce S (12)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 1:44 pm
Sadly the state of our world is terrible and I fear that Mother Nature will come to the rescue of the Earth and possibly eliminate those who created this problem. That would be us.

Charlene Rush (2)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 2:52 pm
We keep berating ourselves, over and over, and sill do very little to stop this trend. What will it take?

Angela W (27)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 7:43 pm
Humans SUCK and we will be the destructors of Mother Earth long before an asteroid hits this once wonderful planet. I am always grateful not to be any younger than I am.

Tony Fields (342)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 11:27 pm
Thankyou Eco Warrior, this pyre sux, join it to the atlantic pyre and we'll end up with one mega huge loating garbage dump...posted and shared on facebook...

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 11:57 pm

Please sign my petition in relation to this news.

I will post the details here.
this video is part of my permission, please could you sign? Many thanks. it is related to this.

Jennifer M (78)
Monday November 15, 2010, 12:30 pm
Absolutely disgusting. When will people start caring???

Paul Agogliati (8)
Tuesday November 16, 2010, 6:35 am
Out of sight , out of mind - typical human reasoning. The plastics industry is out of control - there is to much profit motive to stop them, we need to make it more costly for the industry to flourish and eliminate needless plastic products while we mandate recycling for all plastic products deemed necessary. I know of which I speak - I worked in the plastic industry for 12 years.
-Paul A.

Grace Adams (43)
Tuesday November 16, 2010, 9:47 am
PLEASE somebody send one of those everything to oil high pressure oil cooker-refineries to each of the garbage patches. We probably need at least seven--one for each of the seven seas.

Brenda M (133)
Friday November 19, 2010, 2:01 pm
N'd, Thanks Eco. How sad our species does not seem to understand the depth of damage done to our Earth!

Corinna M (40)
Friday November 19, 2010, 11:06 pm
Very heartbreaking.

Krasimira B (175)
Saturday November 20, 2010, 7:02 am
Sad. Noted, thank you Eco.

Harry Schneider (43)
Saturday November 20, 2010, 7:28 am
It i supto ever responsible human to change his behavior, right now! Don`t use plastic bags and other stuff, there are a lot of alternatives for many things. Start now, to make a change! For our world and our future...

Kathleen B (272)
Saturday November 20, 2010, 9:21 am

Jeannette A (137)
Saturday November 20, 2010, 11:21 am
Let us force legislation to be passed to make it illegal to manufacturer plastics that are not biodegradable. This week I just stopped buying two products that I used to purchase in glass jars because they just switched over to plastic... NEW UNBREAKABLE JARS their advertising screams. Now I have to wait until Monday to call the manufacturers to tell them I will no longer buy their product and why. Do not let them push more plastic products on us.... push back!

Ritva J (115)
Saturday November 20, 2010, 2:25 pm
Noted and signed.

Patricia Myers (73)
Saturday November 20, 2010, 3:43 pm
A disgrace a total disrespect for our world how long can it be exspected to last under these conditions thankyou Eco

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Saturday November 20, 2010, 6:18 pm
I cannot send you another green star....but wanna tell you that there are a thousand stars in my mind for you Eco!!
Appreciate all that you do.....God Bless.

Agapi S (75)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 12:39 am
Thank you! signed and noted

Mike Feenaughty (267)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 3:09 am

Marilyn M (145)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 9:57 am
Noted. Thank you, Eco.

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 6:30 pm
Noted and signed the petition...thanks

Lim Y (7)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 11:38 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday November 22, 2010, 12:52 am
After seeing the TV program about the men in Mexico who dive into toxic waste and plastic and human debris to clear the Mexico City refuse pipes DAILY, I am horrified by the situation.

Maria p (151)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 10:11 am
wow, what a bunch of junk!!!!!

june bullied (553)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 12:35 pm
very sad indeed.

Jenny Dooley (830)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 3:24 pm
Thanks Eco for this news item.

Henriette M (154)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 4:10 pm
Past time to wake up! We keep doing the same & expecting different results! We all can change in our own homes, if we did then the problem would stop!
When do we start? NOW or when we have no choice & the damage is killing Mother earth & us to follow! Thanks.

. (0)
Friday December 3, 2010, 3:19 pm
This made me cry for the way things are going animals or people are killing there self off. We can stop it but innocent animals can't. Dear Lord help us wake up. Thanks Eco

Sue McGuey (106)
Friday December 3, 2010, 9:30 pm
Noted with utter disgust for the human race!! It should be mandatory law to follow the three R's REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE.....And, disperse of litter in the appropriate places, I.E. litter bins NOT thrown on the ground or out of car windows!! Fines should be enforced for offenders!!!~

Krista Tackett (47)
Saturday December 4, 2010, 3:54 pm
Watched with shame for the entire Humand race - that so many do not CARE any more than this as shown in this vdeo - it is disgraceful ! They do not care how many marine animals and birds the kill . It is so pathetic , I just can't even begin to express what I feel after seeing this .
Noted .

Ann L (15)
Saturday December 4, 2010, 7:08 pm
Watched with feeling shame for people who have become so self centered. It is a me world these days.

José Ovidio Pérez Morel (50)
Monday December 6, 2010, 2:00 pm
Noted and shared...................
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