Originally Posted by Tenoch
Ha! Perfect! Then the rich folk, and oil companies can litter all they want and the poor folk have to clean it up!
Good job. You picked out the one tongue-in-cheek throwaway line in my post.
As I said in my post...I don't think this is a correctable problem because human nature will not change. Pass all the laws you want and increase the punishment if you wish. Won't make a difference.
I know you can change some attitudes in some places and perhaps do some good locally. From the 70s to the 90s I watched as the water in San Diego Bay went from abysmal to beautiful. I hope it still is (haven't been there in a few years).
Most of the trash in the ocean and the lifeless regions are not caused by what happens on the ocean but what happens on the land. The debris of life and the chemicals of modern civilization wash into the sea from the rivers and streams that empty into it.