Bali: Diver films himself swimming in a sea of rubbish (VIDEO)

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Re: Bali: Diver films himself swimming in a sea of rubbish (VIDEO)

Post by Beerinthemorning » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:22 am

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Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:03 pm
This is mostoy due to ignorance of south eadt asian people, even if educated about pollution they wont change there ways, they just lack morals in general.
The two who down voted my comment obviously havent traveled extensively in SEA.

The have literally no idea about how plastic bag can affect the environment, Goto 7/11 in thailand and the will give you a plastic bag for your plastic bag.

Completely ignorant and uninformed
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Re: Bali: Diver films himself swimming in a sea of rubbish (VIDEO)

Post by Anchor Moy » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:42 pm

Man begins six-month swim through 'Great Pacific garbage patch'

Ben Lecomte hopes to make it from Japan to San Francisco in 180 days while raising awareness of plastic pollution
Tue 5 Jun 2018 05.45 BST

A French anti-plastic campaigner has begun a six-month journey to swim through the giant floating rubbish mass known as the Great Pacific garbage patch.

Ben Lecomte, who has previously swum across the Atlantic Ocean in 1998, left the shores of Choshi in Japan on Tuesday morning, heading east.

The 50-year-old plans to swim from Japan to San Francisco in 180 days, covering 8,000km. His journey will take him through 1,600km of the garbage patch, in an attempt to raise awareness about plastic pollution.

The Great Pacific garbage patch, according to the latest March estimate, is twice the size of France and contains nearly 80,000 tonnes of plastic.

Also known as the Pacific trash vortex, the patch is caused by the North Pacific gyre – a circle of currents that keep plastic, waste and other pollution trapped.

According to scientists, the patch has been growing “exponentially” in recent years. The March estimate found it was 16 times larger than previously expected.

Lecomte and his support team intend to sample the water they swim through every day of the journey, and gauge the level of plastic and microplastic pollution.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... bage-patch
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Re: Bali: Diver films himself swimming in a sea of rubbish (VIDEO)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:12 am

SE Asia in the spotlight on World Environment Day for plastic pollution
5 June 2018
BANGKOK – On her lunch break, Bangkok office worker Chinapa Payakha emerges from a 7-Eleven store with two plastic bags.

One holds a Big Gulp soft drink. The other carries her lunch, with a banana in its own plastic wrapper.

"For office life, plastic bags are necessary," said Chinapa (34), whose shopping habits illustrate the challenges facing anti-plastic campaigners in Thailand, where plastic bags are handed out in abundance on any visit to a shop or market.

As World Environment Day on Tuesday takes place and the United Nations calls for the "biggest-ever worldwide cleanup" of plastic pollution, experts are focused on Southeast Asia, home to four of the world's top marine plastic polluters.
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Post by Anchor Moy » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:59 am

World's plastic waste crisis to worsen after China import ban
China's decision to end import of plastic waste will end up in millions of tonnes of displaced plastic rubbish.
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China's decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to stockpile around the globe, and wealthy countries must find a way to slow the accumulation of one of the most ubiquitous materials on the planet, a group of scientists said on Wednesday.

The report titled: 'The Chinese import ban and its impact on global plastic waste trade', sought to quantify the effect of China's policy on the worldwide trade in plastic waste, and found that an estimated of 111 million metric tonnes of plastic waste will be displaced by 2030.

The Chinese ban went into effect December 31, 2017, and the stockpiling trend figures to worsen, the scientists said.

Wealthy countries such as the United States, Japan and Germany have long sent their plastic recyclables to China, and the country does not want to be the world's dumping ground for plastic any more.

The study found China has taken more than 105 million metric tonnes of the material since 1992, the equivalent of the weight of more than 300 Empire State Buildings.

Some countries that have seen an increase in plastic waste imports since China's ban - such as Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia - are already looking to enforce bans of their own because they are quickly becoming overburdened,[ Brooks told the Associated Press].
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:42 pm

Giant ‘Pac Man’ Will Eat Half of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in Five Years
By: Nidhi Goyal | November 16th, 2018



More than 320 million metric tons of plastic are produced every year. Most of it ends up in ocean in places like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also known as the Pacific trash vortex, is three times the size of continental France and situated between Hawaii and California. According to estimates, 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic, weighing 80.000 metric tons, equivalent of 500 Jumbo Jets is accumulated in this area.

Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organization based in Delft, Netherlands has deploying a huge Pacman-like sweeper designed to collect floating plastic in the Garbage Patch. The Ocean Cleanup project is the brainchild of 23-year-old Dutch inventor Boyan Slat.
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Re: Bali: Diver films himself swimming in a sea of rubbish (VIDEO)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:12 pm

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Great Pacific garbage patch swimmer forced to stop after nearly 3,000km
Tue 27 Nov 2018 01.03 GMT
A French-American plastic pollution campaigner has given up his attempt to swim across the Pacific ocean after a storm broke the mainsail of his support ship, organisers have said.

Ben Lecomte had completed about 2,780km (1,500 nautical miles) of the 9,260km (5,000-nautical mile) journey. The trip was to take him through 1,600km of the “Great Pacific garbage patch”, in an attempt to raise awareness of plastic pollution.

Lecomte and his support team intended to sample the water they swam through every day, and gauge the level of plastic and microplastic pollution.

The 50-year-old called the premature end to the swim a deep disappointment. “We’ve faced treacherous winds, rain and ocean swells that have forced us to alter our course, and the irreparable damage to the sail is an insurmountable blow,” he said in a news release.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... rly-3000km
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Re: Bali: Diver films himself swimming in a sea of rubbish (VIDEO)

Post by ofparadise » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:52 pm

Beerinthemorning wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:03 pm
This is mostoy due to ignorance of south eadt asian people, even if educated about pollution they wont change there ways, they just lack morals in general.
As a SEAsean I'm offended. This has nothing to do with morals. Morals relate to situations when your wife is coming on to me and I decide not to do anything because it's not right. Pollution is on the bottom of the list when you ask anyone from a "non-aircon" society.

Ignorant... maybe.
Short term visibility ... maybe.
Immoral ... no.
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Re: Bali: Diver films himself swimming in a sea of rubbish (VIDEO)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:48 pm

Plastic found in deepest ocean animals
27 Feb 2019 08:48AM
PARIS: Animals living in the deepest ocean trenches have been found with plastic fragments in their gut, according to new research published on Wednesday (Feb 27) showing how manmade pollution reaches into the bowels of the planet.

More than 300 million tonnes of plastics are produced annually, and there are at least five trillion plastic pieces floating in our oceans.

Because deep-sea exploration is expensive and time-consuming, most studies on plastic pollution up until now had been close to the surface, showing a widespread level of plastic contamination in fish, turtles, whales and sea birds.

Now a British team of researchers say they have discovered cases of plastic ingestion among tiny shrimp in six of the world's deepest ocean trenches.

In the Mariana Trench east of the Philippines, the deepest depression on Earth, 100 percent of the animals studied had plastic fibres in their digestive tracts.
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Re: Bali: Diver films himself swimming in a sea of rubbish (VIDEO)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:08 pm

He's off again.
Ben Lecomte is making a trans-Pacific journey to better understand how plastics pollution is affecting our oceans
Esha Chhabra in Los Angeles
Wed 31 Jul 2019 06.00 BST

Ben Lecomte is spending his summer swimming in trash – literally. So far, he’s found toothbrushes, laundry baskets, sandbox shovels and beer crates floating out in the open waters of the Pacific Ocean.

The 52-year-old Frenchman is journeying from Hawaii to San Francisco via the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to better understand how plastic is affecting our oceans. He will swim a total of 300 nautical miles, intermittently travelling by sailboat with a crew of 10 the rest of the way.

His swim will take him through a gyre known as the Pacific trash vortex, home to the largest concentration of plastic debris in the world. The distance is also a metaphorical journey for the 300m tons of plastic waste produced annually, of which an estimated 8m tons of plastic waste is pushed into the oceans.
Ben Lecomte is swimming through the gyre known as the Pacific trash vortex.

Since starting the trip on 14 June in Hawaii, Lecomte and his crew – consisting of sailors, storytellers, and scientists – have found everything from empty containers to children’s toys and abandoned fishing nets. Crew member and scientist Drew McWhirter even discovered microplastics in their dinner: upon slitting open a freshly-caught mahi-mahi, he saw a piece of plastic lodged in the fish’s stomach.

“It was a very sobering experience,” Lecomte says. “Plastic trash coming back to our plates.”
Lecomte’s crew discovered plastic in a fish’s stomach.

The long-distance swim is the first of its kind ever to be attempted. Designed as a science-meets-adventure expedition, Lecomte and his team are collecting microplastic samples and placing GPS tags on larger floating plastic waste, so that researchers can better understand how plastics move through the oceans.

Lecomte is also on a mission to debunk the myth that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a floating pile of plastic. There is no “trash island”, he says, but rather an “underwater smog of microplastic”.

This is not Lecomte’s first long-distance swim. In 1998, he became the first man to cross the Atlantic without the aid of a kickboard – a feat that took him 73 days and even saw him followed by sharks. Last year he attempted to swim across the Pacific, launching from Japan. He completed 1,500 nautical miles (2,700 kilometers) before he was forced to abandon the effort due to stormy conditions, which damaged his support boat.
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Re: Bali: Diver films himself swimming in a sea of rubbish (VIDEO)

Post by Phnom Poon » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:17 pm

ofparadise wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:52 pm
Ignorant... maybe.
moral (môr′əl, mŏr′-)
of, relating to, or concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong; ethical:

you don't know throwing plastic trash around is wrong?

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monstra mihi bona!
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