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Plastic crisis: divert foreign aid to dumpsites in developing countries

Tuesday, April 10th 2018 - 09:02 UTC
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By Christine Cole (*) - Plastic pollution in the oceans is a major problem that is finally getting the attention it deserves, thanks to Blue Plan II. It makes headline news almost every week – and famous figures such as the Pope, Prince Charles, Dame Ellen MacArthur and Sir David Attenborough have all joined the debate. Read full article


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  • The Voice

    What a load of cobblers. The vaaaaast majority of us dispose of rubbish in dustbins. We dont drive down to the sea each week and tip rubbish in. Most of the detritis on our shores comes from ships dumping rubbish overboard after dark and damaged fishing gear. River dwellers in Africa and Asia and Island dwellers in the Pacific are major culprits. Why subsidise them?

    Apr 10th, 2018 - 01:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    “River dwellers in Africa and Asia and Island dwellers in the Pacific are major culprits.”

    That was exactly the point of the article. Much of the waste comes from poorer countries without rubbish collections, so that is the best place to spend the money, rather than here where most people put it in dustbins and the rubbish is recycled or buried.

    Apr 10th, 2018 - 02:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Pffftt… yeah spending it on recycling is bound to be number one priority in the third world…. Not!

    Apr 10th, 2018 - 09:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    That's why the money comes with strings attached. I don't know what your problem is, they're just trying to find the most efficient way to clean up the oceans.

    Apr 11th, 2018 - 08:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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