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Shocking study reveals 90% of global plastic waste comes from just TEN rivers in Asia and Africa

Post by 1989TransAm » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:33 pm

However banning straws in California will solve the problem. :D

"Shocking study reveals 90% of global plastic waste comes from just TEN rivers in Asia and Africa
Study reveals 90 per cent of plastic waste comes from rivers in Asia and Africa
Researchers suggest the best way of reducing plastic is by targeting these
Bag ban skeptics meanwhile claim that shopping bags mostly end up in landfill
University of Sydney professor calls the bag ban a 'low-hanging fruit' issue

By Gavin Butler and Mark Prigg For Dailymail.com
Published: 12:12 EDT, 2 July 2018 | Updated: 11:01 EDT, 5 July 2018
A shocking study has revealed 90 per cent of the world's plastic waste comes from just 10 rivers in Asia and Africa.
As governments around the world rush to address the global problem of plastic pollution in the oceans, researchers have now pinpointed the river systems that carry the majority of it out to sea.
About five trillion pounds is floating in the sea, and targeting the major sources - such as the Yangtze and the Ganges - could almost halve it, scientists claim.

Carried out by Germany's Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, it suggests that the most effective way of reducing the amount of plastic in the world's oceans is by addressing the sources of pollution along such waterways as these.
The researchers, who first released their paper in 2017, issued a chilling warning for the future.
'One thing is certain: this situation cannot continue,' Dr. Christian Schmidt, a hydrogeologist at the Germany's Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Researchsaid when the study was first published.
'But as it is impossible to clean up the plastic debris that is already in the oceans, we must take precautions and reduce the input of plastic quickly and efficiently.'"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... frica.html

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Re: Shocking study reveals 90% of global plastic waste comes from just TEN rivers in Asia and Africa

Post by GRTfast » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:15 pm

1989TransAm wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:33 pm
However banning straws in California will solve the problem. :D

"Shocking study reveals 90% of global plastic waste comes from just TEN rivers in Asia and Africa
Study reveals 90 per cent of plastic waste comes from rivers in Asia and Africa
Researchers suggest the best way of reducing plastic is by targeting these
Bag ban skeptics meanwhile claim that shopping bags mostly end up in landfill
University of Sydney professor calls the bag ban a 'low-hanging fruit' issue

By Gavin Butler and Mark Prigg For Dailymail.com
Published: 12:12 EDT, 2 July 2018 | Updated: 11:01 EDT, 5 July 2018
A shocking study has revealed 90 per cent of the world's plastic waste comes from just 10 rivers in Asia and Africa.
As governments around the world rush to address the global problem of plastic pollution in the oceans, researchers have now pinpointed the river systems that carry the majority of it out to sea.
About five trillion pounds is floating in the sea, and targeting the major sources - such as the Yangtze and the Ganges - could almost halve it, scientists claim.

Carried out by Germany's Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, it suggests that the most effective way of reducing the amount of plastic in the world's oceans is by addressing the sources of pollution along such waterways as these.
The researchers, who first released their paper in 2017, issued a chilling warning for the future.
'One thing is certain: this situation cannot continue,' Dr. Christian Schmidt, a hydrogeologist at the Germany's Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Researchsaid when the study was first published.
'But as it is impossible to clean up the plastic debris that is already in the oceans, we must take precautions and reduce the input of plastic quickly and efficiently.'"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... frica.html
I wonder why the vast majority of our plastic waste doesn’t get dumped in our rivers?

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Re: Shocking study reveals 90% of global plastic waste comes from just TEN rivers in Asia and Africa

Post by lefty o » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:52 pm

GRTfast wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:15 pm
1989TransAm wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:33 pm
However banning straws in California will solve the problem. :D

"Shocking study reveals 90% of global plastic waste comes from just TEN rivers in Asia and Africa
Study reveals 90 per cent of plastic waste comes from rivers in Asia and Africa
Researchers suggest the best way of reducing plastic is by targeting these
Bag ban skeptics meanwhile claim that shopping bags mostly end up in landfill
University of Sydney professor calls the bag ban a 'low-hanging fruit' issue

By Gavin Butler and Mark Prigg For Dailymail.com
Published: 12:12 EDT, 2 July 2018 | Updated: 11:01 EDT, 5 July 2018
A shocking study has revealed 90 per cent of the world's plastic waste comes from just 10 rivers in Asia and Africa.
As governments around the world rush to address the global problem of plastic pollution in the oceans, researchers have now pinpointed the river systems that carry the majority of it out to sea.
About five trillion pounds is floating in the sea, and targeting the major sources - such as the Yangtze and the Ganges - could almost halve it, scientists claim.

Carried out by Germany's Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, it suggests that the most effective way of reducing the amount of plastic in the world's oceans is by addressing the sources of pollution along such waterways as these.
The researchers, who first released their paper in 2017, issued a chilling warning for the future.
'One thing is certain: this situation cannot continue,' Dr. Christian Schmidt, a hydrogeologist at the Germany's Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Researchsaid when the study was first published.
'But as it is impossible to clean up the plastic debris that is already in the oceans, we must take precautions and reduce the input of plastic quickly and efficiently.'"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... frica.html
I wonder why the vast majority of our plastic waste doesn’t get dumped in our rivers?
simply because we arent a shithole third world country.

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Re: Shocking study reveals 90% of global plastic waste comes from just TEN rivers in Asia and Africa

Post by GRTfast » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:57 pm

lefty o wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:52 pm
GRTfast wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:15 pm
1989TransAm wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:33 pm
However banning straws in California will solve the problem. :D

"Shocking study reveals 90% of global plastic waste comes from just TEN rivers in Asia and Africa
Study reveals 90 per cent of plastic waste comes from rivers in Asia and Africa
Researchers suggest the best way of reducing plastic is by targeting these
Bag ban skeptics meanwhile claim that shopping bags mostly end up in landfill
University of Sydney professor calls the bag ban a 'low-hanging fruit' issue

By Gavin Butler and Mark Prigg For Dailymail.com
Published: 12:12 EDT, 2 July 2018 | Updated: 11:01 EDT, 5 July 2018
A shocking study has revealed 90 per cent of the world's plastic waste comes from just 10 rivers in Asia and Africa.
As governments around the world rush to address the global problem of plastic pollution in the oceans, researchers have now pinpointed the river systems that carry the majority of it out to sea.
About five trillion pounds is floating in the sea, and targeting the major sources - such as the Yangtze and the Ganges - could almost halve it, scientists claim.

Carried out by Germany's Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, it suggests that the most effective way of reducing the amount of plastic in the world's oceans is by addressing the sources of pollution along such waterways as these.
The researchers, who first released their paper in 2017, issued a chilling warning for the future.
'One thing is certain: this situation cannot continue,' Dr. Christian Schmidt, a hydrogeologist at the Germany's Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Researchsaid when the study was first published.
'But as it is impossible to clean up the plastic debris that is already in the oceans, we must take precautions and reduce the input of plastic quickly and efficiently.'"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... frica.html
I wonder why the vast majority of our plastic waste doesn’t get dumped in our rivers?
simply because we arent a shithole third world country.
What do you think will happen to you if you head down to your local river and dump a few tons of plastic in it in broad daylight.. say in front of a fish and wildlife authority of some sort?

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Re: Shocking study reveals 90% of global plastic waste comes from just TEN rivers in Asia and Africa

Post by lefty o » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:14 pm

GRTfast wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:57 pm
lefty o wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:52 pm
GRTfast wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:15 pm


I wonder why the vast majority of our plastic waste doesn’t get dumped in our rivers?
simply because we arent a shithole third world country.
What do you think will happen to you if you head down to your local river and dump a few tons of plastic in it in broad daylight.. say in front of a fish and wildlife authority of some sort?
im sure some liberal would have a stroke! lol

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Re: Shocking study reveals 90% of global plastic waste comes from just TEN rivers in Asia and Africa

Post by exhaustgases » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:26 am

I see all that plastic as wasted fuel, it could be generating electric power. And just goes to show you its all about control by the demon c rats and to TAKE SOMETHING AWAY FROM US, because of mommy earth. And again what do you wish to give up for your Marxist demoncrat party?
Just keep singing the song, imagine no possessions, its easy......

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Re: Shocking study reveals 90% of global plastic waste comes from just TEN rivers in Asia and Africa

Post by GRTfast » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:42 am

lefty o wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:14 pm
GRTfast wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:57 pm
lefty o wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:52 pm

simply because we arent a shithole third world country.
What do you think will happen to you if you head down to your local river and dump a few tons of plastic in it in broad daylight.. say in front of a fish and wildlife authority of some sort?
im sure some liberal would have a stroke! lol
What would happen to you as far as the law is concerned?

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Re: Shocking study reveals 90% of global plastic waste comes from just TEN rivers in Asia and Africa

Post by gmrocket » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:08 am

1989TransAm wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:33 pm
However banning straws in California will solve the problem. :D

"Shocking study reveals 90% of global plastic waste comes from just TEN rivers in Asia and Africa
Study reveals 90 per cent of plastic waste comes from rivers in Asia and Africa
Researchers suggest the best way of reducing plastic is by targeting these
Bag ban skeptics meanwhile claim that shopping bags mostly end up in landfill
University of Sydney professor calls the bag ban a 'low-hanging fruit' issue

By Gavin Butler and Mark Prigg For Dailymail.com
Published: 12:12 EDT, 2 July 2018 | Updated: 11:01 EDT, 5 July 2018
A shocking study has revealed 90 per cent of the world's plastic waste comes from just 10 rivers in Asia and Africa.
As governments around the world rush to address the global problem of plastic pollution in the oceans, researchers have now pinpointed the river systems that carry the majority of it out to sea.
About five trillion pounds is floating in the sea, and targeting the major sources - such as the Yangtze and the Ganges - could almost halve it, scientists claim.

Carried out by Germany's Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, it suggests that the most effective way of reducing the amount of plastic in the world's oceans is by addressing the sources of pollution along such waterways as these.
The researchers, who first released their paper in 2017, issued a chilling warning for the future.
'One thing is certain: this situation cannot continue,' Dr. Christian Schmidt, a hydrogeologist at the Germany's Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Researchsaid when the study was first published.
'But as it is impossible to clean up the plastic debris that is already in the oceans, we must take precautions and reduce the input of plastic quickly and efficiently.'"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... frica.html
And all because of political correctness, the world gets more polluted.

It took some big balls to point out the problem source... they will get hammered by the lefties for being racist.

I've been to Asia a few times and I've seen this first hand.. rivers are just dumbing grounds for everything,, the lefty virtue signaling here with plastic bags, and now straws has not changed the attitude over there one bit.

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Re: Shocking study reveals 90% of global plastic waste comes from just TEN rivers in Asia and Africa

Post by j-c-c » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:04 am

lefty o wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:52 pm
GRTfast wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:15 pm
1989TransAm wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:33 pm
However banning straws in California will solve the problem. :D

"Shocking study reveals 90% of global plastic waste comes from just TEN rivers in Asia and Africa
Study reveals 90 per cent of plastic waste comes from rivers in Asia and Africa
Researchers suggest the best way of reducing plastic is by targeting these
Bag ban skeptics meanwhile claim that shopping bags mostly end up in landfill
University of Sydney professor calls the bag ban a 'low-hanging fruit' issue

By Gavin Butler and Mark Prigg For Dailymail.com
Published: 12:12 EDT, 2 July 2018 | Updated: 11:01 EDT, 5 July 2018
A shocking study has revealed 90 per cent of the world's plastic waste comes from just 10 rivers in Asia and Africa.
As governments around the world rush to address the global problem of plastic pollution in the oceans, researchers have now pinpointed the river systems that carry the majority of it out to sea.
About five trillion pounds is floating in the sea, and targeting the major sources - such as the Yangtze and the Ganges - could almost halve it, scientists claim.

Carried out by Germany's Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, it suggests that the most effective way of reducing the amount of plastic in the world's oceans is by addressing the sources of pollution along such waterways as these.
The researchers, who first released their paper in 2017, issued a chilling warning for the future.
'One thing is certain: this situation cannot continue,' Dr. Christian Schmidt, a hydrogeologist at the Germany's Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Researchsaid when the study was first published.
'But as it is impossible to clean up the plastic debris that is already in the oceans, we must take precautions and reduce the input of plastic quickly and efficiently.'"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... frica.html
I wonder why the vast majority of our plastic waste doesn’t get dumped in our rivers?
simply because we arent a shithole third world country.
So Love Canal, Three Mile Island , Pacific Gas & Electric, Times Beach,The Cuyahoga River fire, etc are all proud chapters of USA elite respect for the environment? #-o

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Re: Shocking study reveals 90% of global plastic waste comes from just TEN rivers in Asia and Africa

Post by gmrocket » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:15 am

j-c-c wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:04 am
lefty o wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:52 pm
GRTfast wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:15 pm


I wonder why the vast majority of our plastic waste doesn’t get dumped in our rivers?
simply because we arent a shithole third world country.
So Love Canal, Three Mile Island , Pacific Gas & Electric, Times Beach,The Cuyahoga River fire, etc are all proud chapters of USA elite respect for the environment? #-o
Stay on topic ok.. it's PLASTIC.

Your self hate is showing again

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Re: Shocking study reveals 90% of global plastic waste comes from just TEN rivers in Asia and Africa

Post by j-c-c » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:08 am

gmrocket wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:15 am
j-c-c wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:04 am
lefty o wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:52 pm

simply because we arent a shithole third world country.
So Love Canal, Three Mile Island , Pacific Gas & Electric, Times Beach,The Cuyahoga River fire, etc are all proud chapters of USA elite respect for the environment? #-o
Stay on topic ok.. it's PLASTIC.

Your self hate is showing again

You remind me of Stave Martin in the movie "The jerk" when standing in front of the oil can rack and the soda machine at the gas station, oh never mind, you it's over your head, again. :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcwz8-EfFYE

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