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Sunday, May 22, 2011

They Lied to Us

The “They” in question are the environmentalists who insisted that plastics are non-biodegradable. (You can find a typical example here. Unlike some people, I actually bothered checking to see if anybody actually said what I claim has been said.) On the other hand, according to Scientific American:

Last year a group of researchers publishing in the journal Science reported a mystery: during a 22-year survey of plastic accumulation in the western North Atlantic, the scientists saw no increase in the amount of plastic, despite a surge in annual global plastic production from about 75 million to 245 million metric tons over the same period. Where was it going? New research shows marine microbes may be feasting on the debris.

Me to environmentalists: Phphphphtttt!!!!

2 Comments:

Blogger Vader said...

In fairness, the discovery that plastics are, in fact, biodegradable is a bit of a surprise. Don't confuse ignorance with dishonesty.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Baduin said...

Undoubtly, when the plastics come out of fashion, there will be a campaign to preserve the unique plastic-eating bacteria by producing plastic bottles and dropping them into ocean on purpose.

It is already done with meadows, which are being mowed purely in order to preserve the animals and plants which have adapted to them being mowed.

5:13 PM  

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