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I know several companies are working on recycling systems that will turn any plastics back into usable fuels or other materials using technologies that make it much more practical then it is today, and using more forms of plastic then are recyclable today.

My someday sci-fi hope is that with the rising cost of crude oil, the value of recyclable plastics will rise so high it will become commercially viable to "mine" the plastics from the oceans in places like the "great pacific garbage patch".

I can someday see wind or solar powered boats scooting around with large nets catching this stuff for profit.

I know, it's just a sci-fi fantasy with lots of practical issues, but I can hope...

I too have wondered many times what can be done to raise awareness and get things changed. Seems like the only thing that will change the masses is economic return, so I hope someday it at least becomes to economically costly to throw plastics away, even if it's not economically viable to go in search of what we've already discarded.

And Chuck, thanks for the videos, I watch them all and enjoy them immensely.

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The main problem------Too many humans on a small planet.
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The main problem------Too many humans on a small planet.
OK, who's going to volunteer to leave so things can get better?
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Mother nature always has ways of eventually correcting things that get out of balance. Human nature, being as it is, (ultimately being part of mother nature) will probably thin out the species.

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Some of that, perhaps most would have come from the tsunami in Japan. Apparently, there is a huge raft of flotsam working it's way around the N. Pacific. When we did the HI to AK passage in 2006 we saw no garbage. In fact, on the 4800 nm trip from Costa Rica to HI I saw only 2 plastic bottles. Ocean was pretty clean back then.
We saw quite a lot of trash on a trip along roughly the same route in 2007 so you can't blame it all on the tsunami. We are on a small boat, 27 ft LOA and travel pretty slowly so we see more of it than one would on a larger, faster boat.


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Honolulu, a relatively small city, during heavy rains in early 2012. Most of what you can see is vegetation but a lot of it is trash and almost all of it goes out to sea....



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You've been reading the Georgia Guidestones. They also have a solution.

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Had to look that one up Tom. Interesting. Some good ideas. Obviously written by a fellow cynic.
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When I read the OP the first thing that I thought of was the Japan tsunami. I heard predictions we could see waste from that floating in the ocean for years.

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Chuck,
I just added this to my Facebook & many will see your positve energy
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