Originally Posted by zboss
That OK, they have discovered that mother nature has once again come to the rescue
Marine microbes digest plastic : Nature News
So, please let nature do as it does. From my perspective, and biologically, its not any different than shitting in a bucket and feeding it to your plants.
Next you know they will try and say "put more plastic in the ocean - there are staving microbes that must be fed!"
This one's actually funny
because I just read an article the other day discussing the decommissioned off-shore oil
rigs. There has been an initiative for a while to remove them so that they don't just sit out there polluting the ocean as they decompose. So it basically went like this.
1) Local politician pushes for green initiative that forces companies to contribute to a fund that pays a third party to begin removing the decommissioned rigs.
2) Although industry opposes it, the legislation receives broad support from the voters because is sounds like the right thing to do.
3) After it passes, environmental movement starts to block the removal
of rigs because it is discovered that the rigs have replaced now dead coral reefs
as a suitable habitat for aquatic life.
4) The movement is now pushing for dismantling the rigs and piling the debris into the creation of an artificial reef.
If memory serves, the reefs
had died as a result of unusually warm water
temps or something. A once thriving and beautiful reef had become barren and dead, except for where there were decommissioned oil
rigs. Those areas were thriving.
IMO, garbage is not a good thing. But these types of circumstances are fairly common.