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Re: OT throw away society - repercusions

November issue of Natural History includes a disturbing feature about the
amount of plastic in the Pacific Ocean.  In the North Pacific subtropical
gyre there is a "patch" of floating plastic debris the size of Texas.  
What is more alarming than the debris is that the "plastic polymers (the
tiny molecules of plastic that don't break down)...are sponges for DDT,
PCBs, and other oily pollutants.  The Japanese investigators found that
plastic resin pellets concentrate such poisons to levels as high as a
million times their concentrations in the water as free-floating
substances".  And, these get into the ecosystem and into the food web. 
Nature might not be able to produce a pollutant-free fish.

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

> [Original Message]
> From: <Godigarden@cs.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 11/12/2003 2:19:59 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT]  OT throw away society
> Kitty,
> I hear you loud and clear. I'm so fed up with being told that practically 
> anything that's more than two year old is really OLD and not worth
keeping. I 
> have gone through the same problems as you. IMO an appliance or other
> purchase should last a long time when you consider the price. The other
thing is 
> that so many companies are in chapter 11 so you are stuck.
> Godi zone 7 
> Mt. Vernon VA
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