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June 10, 2015

6 Reasons That Floating Ocean Plastic Cleanup Gizmo

The problem is, anti-biofouling coatings have a finite effective lifespan. And that's in part because the biocides leach out of the coatings.
Imagine 24,000 kilometers of boom coated with anti-biofouling coatings leaching biocides into the ocean -- from a project intended to benefit marine life. The most effective biocidal coatings, and the most widely used, are compounds in the tributyltin family, which are known to leach into seawater and pose documented risks to microorganisms and larger marine life. Some governments have moved to phase out tributyltin, but there aren't many economical alternatives. is a Horrible Idea | Plastics | Reduce | KCET

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 10, 2015 10:00 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Gosh, all this time I figured Mother Nature (or God if that is your preference) could take care of herself. There's a George Carlin clip that deals with this. Hmm, lemme see, yeah, here.

Warning: contains swear words:


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