Via Salon
We haven’t yet reached the point when we need to start seriously considering launching our trash into space, but humanity’s garbage has already found its way to places where no man has gone before.
European scientists working to map the ocean floor say they found trash everywhere they went, at points nearly 15,000 feet deep and as far away as 1,200 miles from the nearest human settlement. They turned up plastic, discarded fishing nets and lines, glass, metal, wood, paper and cardboard, clothing, pottery and other, unidentified materials…the entire report of their “discovery,” which they wrote up…reads like a nightmare — one that’s set in a very densely packed dump. 
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Via Salon

We haven’t yet reached the point when we need to start seriously considering launching our trash into space, but humanity’s garbage has already found its way to places where no man has gone before.

European scientists working to map the ocean floor say they found trash everywhere they went, at points nearly 15,000 feet deep and as far away as 1,200 miles from the nearest human settlement. They turned up plastic, discarded fishing nets and lines, glass, metal, wood, paper and cardboard, clothing, pottery and other, unidentified materials…the entire report of their “discovery,” which they wrote up…reads like a nightmare — one that’s set in a very densely packed dump. 

Read More…

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