Can anything be done about the trash gyre in the North Pacific?  ?

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    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Absolutely, but any solution will cost money and no government is willing to pay for it.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Grind it up into really small particles.  out of sight, out of mind.

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  • Yea, we can clean it up

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  • Nancy
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Yes.  In fact, there are people doing something about it right now.  Two guys, Alex Schultz and Matt Cooper, started 4Ocean to clean it up, for example.  So far, they've cleared away 6 million pounds of plastic and have started a movement by recycling some of that plastic into wristbands it sells for fundraising.  They, of course, aren't the only ones.  

    The cleanup is completely doable.  But cleaning it up is fruitless if we don't stop what we've been doing to create it.  I mean, it's a start, definitely a step in the right direction, but we've got to quit adding to the mess faster than we clean it up.  But some people are trying to, like all the people that brought about mandatorily replacing plastic straws with paper ones along the Pacific coast.  But some people are trying not to, like all the people not along the Pacific coast who are letting themselves be triggered by "plastic straw ban" and who have never seen how paper straws are just as functional and not the soggy messes they imagine and fear them to be to the extent that they've created an ignorant and loud counter-movement.

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  • 8 months ago

    certainly, it only takes money. Scoop it up and put in in a landfill. 

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