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I guess there were some posters who were trying to make the point that they were actually concerned about the health of the environment but were concerned that we might get side tracked by an issue that wasn't the most pressing of our times !??
Personally I think everything we do that makes our oceans cleaner is a good thing whether or not it is the most efficient use of time and resources...
Arguing which is the best or most correct thing to do is a bit of a distraction in my opinion.
How hard is it to bring cloth bags to the grocery store, heck they are stronger. How hard is it to use a refillable water bottle instead on contributing to the horrible, obscene amount of water bottles thrown out by North Americans everyday...this amount of plastic waste is MASSIVE
I don't know of a single experienced sailor who would ever condone throwing plastic in the ocean on purpose!
This is a basic tenant of responsible boating.
Anybody who suggests that this is some plot by the environmentalists to ruin the country should take and good long hard look at what they are saying!
"The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labours hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective". -- Henry David Thoreau