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"NO" SEA&EARTH POLLUTION


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ALBATROSS " anti PLASTIC POLLUTION

"ACTION" Project 2012-2020


creates global awareness for an obvious goal:

cleaning up the poisonous plastic mess we make.

- ACTIVE AGAINST PLASTIC WASTE -
- AKTIE TEGEN PLASTIC AFVAL -
- PLASTIK ATIK KARŞI ETKİN -
- AKTIV GEGEN KUNSTSTOFFMÜll -
- ACTION CONTRE ORDURES PLASTIC -
- ATTIVIAMOCI CONTRO I RIFIUTI IN PLASTICA -


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THE PLASTIC POISON BOMB


Insoluble, poisonous substances like DDT or PCB attach to floating plastic garbage.

Scientists point at a millionfold higher concentration of these durable poisons POP's (Persistent Organic Pollutants) on plastic particles than in the surrounding seawater.

Marine animals, confusing this plastic with food, collect and store these poisons in their bodies.

Prey animals transfer their stored poison to their hunters. People and animals at the end of the food line collect the highest dose of these poisons.

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Chris Jordan: Polluting Plastics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGl62LuQa...
Photographer Chris Jordan specializes in large-scale works that depict the magnitude of our consumerism and its impact on our environment. In one of the most emotional presentations at PopTech 2009, Jordan shares heart-wrenching images of birds killed by ingesting plastics that increasingly pollute our oceans.

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PLASTIK ALS GIFTBOMBE


Wasserunlösliche, giftige Substanzen wie DDT oder PCB docken im Wasser an die Oberfläche des treibenden Plastikmülls an.

Wissenschaftler wiesen eine millionenfach erhöhte Konzentration dieser Dauergifte (Persistent Organic Pollutants, POPs) an Plastikpartikeln im Vergleich zum umgebenden Meerwasser nach.

Meerestiere, die dieses Plastik mit Nahrung verwechseln und fressen, speichern die Gifte in ihrem Körper.

Über Beuteorganismen erreicht die Giftbelastung auch ihre Jäger. Menschen und Tiere am Ende der Nahrungskette erhalten die höchste Dosis dieser Gifte.

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From Deepseanews.com
“Recycled Island”
not a cure for plastic trash in ocean

Results of a zooplankton tow (using a 333 micron manta net) in the North Pacific Central Gyre, August 2009. This is NOT what the ocean looks like - this pint jar concentrates about a swimming-pool-sized parcel of water. The colored bits on the top are plastic, the beige and black bits on the bottom are zooplankton.

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