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I did read on teh web that over 90% of the plastic in the worlds oceans emanates from China.   Dont know of thats correct but suspect it might be,

 

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25 minutes ago, Alycidon said:

I did read on teh web that over 90% of the plastic in the worlds oceans emanates from China.   Dont know of thats correct but suspect it might be,

 

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Not quite right, though not totally wrong.  The ten rivers that feed 90% of the plastic into the oceans are: the Yangtze; Indus; Yellow; Hai He; Ganges; Pearl; Amur; Mekong, Nile and the Niger.  So yes the biggest culprit is the Yangtze in whose basin 500 million Chinese live, but several other problem areas as well.  And China are making massive strides to clean up their act, like no longer taking other countries plastic.

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20 hours ago, Alycidon said:

I did read on teh web that over 90% of the plastic in the worlds oceans emanates from China.   Dont know of thats correct but suspect it might be,

 

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Yea , it does coz a huge percentage of the worlds scrap/waste plastic is shipped to China .

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4 hours ago, Stubby said:

Yea , it does coz a huge percentage of the worlds scrap/waste plastic is shipped to China .

WAS shipped to China.  They stopped this about two years ago and are now really cleaning up theirs act.

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4 hours ago, Stubby said:

Yea , it does coz a huge percentage of the worlds scrap/waste plastic is shipped to China .

Was. They recently banned those imports. 

Buggered us up because we like to claim high percentage of recycling where in reality we were just shipping the problem elsewhere.

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6 hours ago, Mesterh said:

its 20p for a bag now, is a turtle really worth 20p?

 

 

 

 

Considerably more IMO . 

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7 hours ago, Squaredy said:

WAS shipped to China.  They stopped this about two years ago and are now really cleaning up theirs act.

You mean they are really cleaning up OUR act ...

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Someone must want it because we weighed a load of plastic crates in last week for £250/ton. Better money than scrap metal.

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I was speaking to a woman who has just come back from a holiday , out in the Asia land somewhere ( sorry cant remember )  and she said the roads and pavements were made up of crushed plastic bottles   , several inches deep . Not by design , just discarded .

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