Can you recycle the Great pacific Garbage Patch ?

Can you recycle the Great pacific Garbage Patch ?
Every other object or thing we own is made up of some kind of plastic these days. Just look around your room and ponder which thing doesn't have it. Okay, you might have found a dozen things not made of plastic but you can't deny the fact that one out of every three things you own has something made of plastic. Do you know that all your plastic junk that never gets recycled goes to the ocean gyres? Due to some reasons, the biggest garbage point in the world waters is in between Japan and North America.It would take 67 years to clean only 1% of it. The only thing we could do is use eco-friendly bags instead of plastic ones, similarly concentrate more on the recycling of things.As you are also producing atleast 0.68kg of trash every day. Share your thoughts about GREAT GARBAGE PATCH and tell us what you do to help in recycling the trash.

Agree

kingcool52

Agreed

It's disgusting some of the things humans do really. I'm sure that if countries got together and made plans together then I'm sure we could come up with plans to stop such large wastage and to figure out a way to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But no, countries are too busy starting wars with each other.
Posted by kingcool52 on 09-10-2017
BigDreamer

Sick

It is a sick world that we live in where people can destroy nature like this. It's disgusting to think that people did this. It takes just a second to put the plastic into the recycle bin.
Posted by BigDreamer on 09-14-2017
zheh

Ecobags

I always bring ecobags. I make sure to have it in my bag, so that anytime i decide to shop i don't have to use their paper bag or plastic. It's my way of helping in recycling. We all know that trash bins now have their label so we can properly segregate our trash. Throwing my trash at the right trash bin is a good way of helping in recycling programs.
Posted by zheh on 09-07-2017
blank629

Recycle all the way!

Yes of course! I can recycle it and do many things and maybe I can earn money from it. First, I can use it as fertilizers from my plants and I know it is a good fertilizer. Second, I can use platics to make ecobags or any things which we can use in household and also it can also be a vase for plants. There are many waste to recycle garbages.
Posted by blank629 on 09-06-2017
Soulwatcher

eco-friendly bag all the way!

Man is killing off man with the way man is polluting the earth. I think everyone should be using eco-friendly bag to save the environment for future generations.

And I also think that the world governments could clean up that garbage patch if the whole world worked on it. But people in power would rather give them selves raises and spend money on military and take lavish vacations then help mother earth.

Posted by Soulwatcher on 09-09-2017
Flipppy

USE ECOBAGS INSTEAD PLASTIC BAGS

Many companies change their bags in to paper bag which we can recycle but others are still using plastic and that might be the problem because there are still people who are using plastic we can't really solve this problem if we don't work together in this problem if there are people who doesn't care about our environment it is impossible to fix this what we can do is to minimize it as much as possible...
Posted by Flipppy on 09-06-2017
Istine

3R'S

reduce. Reuse. Recycle. These are the 3 basic categories on garbage. And yes! With the great amount of garbage there are still hope of renewal of every water bodies. There are different ways on how to recycle certain trash. They can be made for decorations, furniture and other useful alternatives . Let us be reminded there is profit in trash
Posted by Istine on 09-06-2017
jeiyyy

eco-friendly

I think we could fairly contribute in reusing or recycling garbage.there's a plenty of things we could do to reducing the risk of using plastic.There's a lot of DIY we could find in youtube that can help.Im happy that these day's I rarely see any convenience store or supermarkets who uses plastic.we should always carry our eco friendly bag.
Posted by jeiyyy on 09-06-2017

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Comments

rogel
There are seven kinds of plastic based on Society of Plastic Industry which some can be recycle and un-recyclable are causing not good to environment. So most of un-recycled is being disposed is some damp sites. Using eco friendly bag is one of the best proposal to deplete high rate of waste disposal or by strictly implementing rules to decrease the issue of littering. While some of the waste that improperly disposed affects the body of water as manifestation of flood and pollute the water.
Posted by rogel on 09-06-2017
Scarlet
I live in a third world country but we are starting to use eco-friendly bags and paper bags instead of plastics. Eliminating the use of plastic is a great way to start to save the ocean because as long we use and manufacture plastics, we can never avoid garbage polluting the ocean.
Posted by Scarlet on 09-06-2017
overcast
People are not ready to stop using the plastic. And instead they are giving excuses. And this is what makes it harder for us to have the garbage free world. So on that point you can see that recycling is not something we can possibly find on many ways. People have to understand that part. I guess for each one of us it'd not be that easy. So considering that part, I guess we have to focus on cleaning.
Posted by overcast on 09-06-2017
SimplyD
I think plastics that can't be recycled should be banned. That's one way of stopping the people from using it then throwing it. Only those recyclable should be allowed to be manufactured for use of the people. In addition, the use of eco-bags should be imposed to the people. Instead of plastic bags, we can use that or for those light products, we can use the paper bag instead. Each country should really focus in developing a thing or a system that can help recycle all trash. That way, this problem about the trash can be solved.
Posted by SimplyD on 09-06-2017
Mehano
Oh, I actually had no idea that the plastic was dumped there... that's horrible and I can't believe that it would take 67 years just to clean 1%. Those statistics are mind blowing to me. It only shows how bad plastic is and that is devastating for our environment. I personally do recycle all of my trash and for the past few years, I have been trying to reduce all plastic consumption. This means that I avoid using or buying plastic based products such as bags and so on. I always use eco-friendly shopping bags now. I think that if we'd all start being more aware of this huge problem that we could decrease the plastic consumption but some people simply don't care.
Posted by Mehano on 09-06-2017
JaiGuru
With the caveat that I'm not trying to minimize the impact of this mess, I'm far more concerned about the micro-particle plastic that has integrated itself into the oceanic ecosystem than the floating islands of trash. I do not know that we have a recycling process that would suitably fix that mess, but in theory, we could at least scoop it up. It's more or less contained within itself. The plastic particles which have inundated the seas, however, are turning up in appreciable amounts in the food chain thanks to a process called bioaccumulation. We know basically nothing about what the ramifications of these concentrations of plastics in organisms will be, or on us as we eat those fish too. I cannot imagine anything good will come of it.
Posted by JaiGuru on 09-06-2017
tophew
Yes of course here in my country all plastic bottles and other kinds of plactic shape can be recycled it can be sold in a junk shop and earn some extra cash. for me they should not throw plastic on the sea they are destroying the ocean the mother nature and all the corals fish below it can die. its better to recycle everything to be more productive and more useful in our society.
Posted by tophew on 09-06-2017
Zyni
I guess my first question would be, what do you do to recycle? :p

I try to reduce, reuse, recycle as much stuff as possible. I find upcycling to be a terrific creative outlet, as well as providing (mostly) free "craft supplies." I love making something good from junk. Trash to treasure is the way to go. There are tons of things that can be made from those plastic bags. HappyFlowerLady on here makes rugs.
Posted by Zyni on 09-06-2017
vinaya
I did not know about the Pacific garbage and I did not know that every un recyclable things are thrown to the Pacific, and I also did not know you won't be able to clean even one percent of that garbage even if you clean for 67 years. I always refuse to use a plastic bag, when I go for shopping, I always carry my own bag. When I have too many plastic bags, I will try to upcycle and make a useable things.
Posted by vinaya on 09-06-2017
AlexHarris
The Pacific garbage patch probably could have been avoided if people were more careful about where they put the trash. I'm pretty sure that we could have done something with the plastic like burned it down or recycled it. The problem probably was that it cost more to do that than to just dump it into the sea and no one could have really foreseen the consequences putting it in the water. Even if it takes that long to clean out such a small portion of it they probably should try it anyway before we make the whole Pacific's marine life extinct.
Posted by AlexHarris on 09-06-2017
Pink_Turtle
Well I didn't know the severity of this, and I found it very disturbing... I won't say I love recycle plastic bags because they tend to be a bit less strong than regular plastic bags, But I use bags made of fabric than you can use and wash and use again... In my country it's becoming sort of a trend, not because people worry about the ocean but because of the financial crisis, it's expensive buying a simple bag an people like to save that money by using the fabric bags...
Posted by Pink_Turtle on 09-07-2017
kgord
I think that people are going to have to do something about that garbage patch before it destroys all of the marine life in the ocean. There should be a specialized trash ship to come and collect it and then recycle it so it is no longer a threat to society. It is just one of the things that people need to do so that they can get the sort of beautiful ocean waters that we all want and need.
Posted by kgord on 09-09-2017
Marvadaum
I think that such things should be easier done if everyone did a little. For example, think of all the trash that we produce every day. If we all at least separated it into recyclable and non recyclabe it would be a huge step towards helping the planet. Small steps that make a difference
Posted by Marvadaum on 09-09-2017
rose thornes
We should minimize the used of plastics. Instead getting another plastic bag when shopping and throwing it after used, its better to bring your own eco bag. In this little way we can minimize the plastic consumption. At home we recycled the plastic bottles and turn it into a flower pot and there are a lot of way to used the empty plastic bottle you just need to used your imagination and be creative.
Posted by rose thornes on 09-10-2017