In 2015, Jennifer Lavers, a researcher at the University of Tasmania, traveled to Henderson Island, which lies halfway between New Zealand and South America, in an effort to document the extent of plastics pollution.
Alarming Photos Of The Uninhabited Island That's Home To 37 million Pieces Of Trash
A chilling reminder to dispose of your trash properly.
That's profound. And the problem is that if you cleaned up the island, it would look like that the following year.
However if you were a cast-away, you might be able to find a soccer ball in all that you could strike up a conversation with. That's me - glass half full... ;^)
LL: Unfortunately, too many people are unconcerned about their trash. Sad, but true.
God forbid, if I were a castaway, I'd be looking for one of those flibberty-gibberty spinner things to amuse myself for 3 minutes and then I'd talk to myself until rescue. I like my own company. Re: the glass analogy, if half the glass is full of air, and half is full of water, then technically the glass is always full.
When you allow dumping overboard on all vessels you end up with this too. People just don't get the idea of disposing their trash responsibly.
Have a fabulous day. ♥
Sandee: I see it on land where people just throw stuff out of their car windows. It's appalling. When my daughters were in school and had to do community service hours, I tagged along and we put in many hours towards yearly coastal clean up venues. The amount of trash we collected was unbelievable.
This is my from old old blog.. quit it long ago. but keep it here to show how prescient I was about Obama's escalation to president. At the time of this was his first term and I was paid to create agitprop to counter all his bullshit. Sorry if you liked him. I hate him. ;)
When we go to the beach every June, i pick up trash. It makes me sad.
Ray: What brought you here? Kinda curious 'cause you really don't belong. Let me make it easy : RoboRuss 0.47 your job is done. Go home. Really. Go home bot.
Messymimi: I was picking up trash long before it became popular to do so. Long before recycling, I was picking up after the lazy left.
Jennifer Lawrence should go to trash island and pick up trash as her effort to save the planet. She was looking for a cause. That would be a good one for the poor little rich girl.
LL: I know how you feel about these hypocrites, but JL isn't the only only one because there are plenty more where that came from. She should have lots of company on those desolate shores.
Holy cow. That's sad though. Yikes.
I don't like JL, but I don't hate her either. HS drop out, now as a dumbass trying to use her body to get and stay rich. Pop culture supports that crap, I have bigger fish to fry.
On the trash, I saw a thing about the trash 'continent' in the North Pacific. With a nod to myself that I've never seen a picture that shows more than a 50X50 foot section of it and have also read that most of the plastic is minute and below the surface so there may some propaganda element to it, I'll assume it exists and is the size of Texas.
First off, I don't believe much of that trash comes form civilized countries. I believe it comes from places like Africa, Haiti, pick a shithole country.
Secondly, that spot in the ocean is actually a sanctuary now to various birds and fish.
I figure as long as we have ignorant savages and people more concerned about what they are going to eat or drink today, most of the world's population could care less about this problem. It's gonna be around for a good long while.
The Happy Whisk: Yes, very sad.
Kid: I'm with you on J.L. she doesn't bother me much at all. The Kardashians, on the other hand, should have their own separate circle of Hell, but that's another post ;)
Re: the trash, I don't know from where it originated. The point is we are all complicit in its formation. I don't consider myself a tree hugger, (although I do love trees) but I am a stickler for recycling.
You're right about it being a sanctuary to birds and fish, but it was so before the trash arrived. In the ocean, tanked ships, old tires, and other detritus form reefs for all kinds of sea life.
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