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Old 12-07-2011, 20:12   #76
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On a positive note, we spent a week on the Forgotten Coast of Florida, and as the name implies, people "forgot" to litter the beach.

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Cool!

My wife want us to go there this fall.

Got any pointers?

Consider this hijack a form of recycling if you will.
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Old 12-07-2011, 20:15   #77
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Your'e kidding me!

I throw banana peels on some of my plants as food.

They are gone in a few weeks.

But then I am in Florida.
Up here in VA it is much the same - we put a few peels in our own veg and flower gardens near the plants under the mulch. They are always gone to nothing within a few weeks during the summer. We generate about a gallon of peels etc a week as we both eat several fruit/veg smoothies every day. The majority go to our organic gardner friend to feed his worms - he says the worms will eat the peels faster than we can make them.
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[QUOTE=DeepBlueSea;727653...what floats around in the middle of the Oceans, as well as the beaches. I have seen syringe needles, diapers, plastic oil jugs as well as all the huge chunks of styrofoam mid ocean...[/QUOTE]

Just sailed from Annapolis to Norfolk and hardly saw any litter at all out on the water, maybe a soda bottle and... well, that's about all that comes to mind. Maybe a little more near marinas on the shoreline, but not so much to seem important.

The shorelines and beaches I go to don't seem very littered either, although on the rare occasions its thicker, I pick up the occasional bagful if I have time.
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Old 12-07-2011, 20:32   #79
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If there is a lesson in all of this...its going to force humanity to grow up, and it's probably what we are all having to confront...now and for the rest of our lives...i sincerely believe we are sitting on the cusp of a paradigm shift in its infant stages and
its part of our evolutionary heritage...the transformation, the shift, the suffering, despite how bleak it appears from this present perspective, its going to force a kind of growing up and maturity. its the only direction that humanity can go, the truth is far bigger than
human ilgnorance...we all have an infinite future (i almost wrote "humor")...cheers
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Thanks Gord

Come on - how about it everyone- lets have a CF clean up the world day?

Where ever you are - organise a clean up.

Photograph the rubbish and send it to the moderator of choice

The most full bags might even win a prize - Maybe a free burgee?????? (can the budget hold it?)

Imagine if all of us did it every year, not sure how many members we have but I know it isnt just me
Better than taking a photo, send the bags of rubbish to your moderator of choice.

Only kidding! Devil grin.
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cheers!!!
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Old 12-07-2011, 20:56   #82
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and remember 1976 anyone? Well guess what. There are approximately 100% more people on the earth now than in that year. no kiddin
Not quite.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 1976 = 4,161,861,439 people
2011= 6,946,043,989

That is a 60% increase.

Huge, agreed, but not 100%.
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no NOT USA. The WORLD. Check again
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no NOT USA. The WORLD. Check again
Those ARE the *World* numbers... those are Billions with a "B".
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waste plastic is not worthless
convince people to recycle, perhaps so much a pound, money talks.
Of course likely not to pay well, but some people will work for peanuts.
At least it is a start
Envion Oil Generator turns plastic waste into oil

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The ground-breaking Envion Oil Generator (EOG) gave its first public performance at the Montgomery County Solid Waste Transfer Station in Derwood, Maryland recently. The EOG can be fed almost any petroleum-based waste plastic and will convert it into synthetic light to medium oil for less than USD$10 per barrel. As with crude oil, the synthetic oil can then be processed into commercial fuels or even back into plastic.
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Amen to cleaning up!
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Re: Human Slobs

my environmental engineer husband swears that the day will come when that plastic pit in the pacific will be like a gold mine....
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There has been some movement to propose factory like ships to farm those pacific piles of plastics and waste, but I dunno any movement there. Then there is the micro plastic pieces that gave desintergrated that cannot easily be recovered

Oh woe and bad juju!
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Yea, i guess he's right!
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Those ARE the *World* numbers... those are Billions with a "B".
I've read different. I'll try and research When not on ipad
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