Tidal wave of trash threatens world oceans

MIAMI (Reuters) – A tidal wave of man-made trash is threatening world oceans, damaging wildlife, tourism and seafood industries and piling additional stress on seas already hit by climate change, conservationists said on Tuesday.

A report by U.S.-based Ocean Conservancy detailed what it called a “global snapshot of marine debris” based on itemized records of rubbish collected by nearly 400,000 volunteers in 104 countries and places in a single day in September 2008.

Close to 7 million pounds (3.2 million kg) of trash — the weight of 18 blue whales — was collected from oceans, lakes, rivers and waterways in the 2008 cleanup, the group said in its report “A Rising Tide of Ocean Debris and What We Can Do About It”.

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4 Responses to “Tidal wave of trash threatens world oceans”

  1. thegrip Says:

    How much for that basketball

  2. thegrip Says:

    I keep seeing that basketball and I’m pissed someone threw it away.

    Maybe someone was playing by the beach and got rejected so hard that the ball went into the ocean. I’d be ok with that.

  3. frankfranklin Says:

  4. thegrip Says:

    Totally forgot about that clip. Bill Murry is the shits.

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