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Estimated decomposition rates of common sea garbage!

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Thursday, August 29, 2013, In : Global 
How long does it take a plastic bag or a wool sock or a fishing line to decompose in the sea?
Let us think twice before just throwing our garbage away...


In this link you can find a larger version of this image!


Source: US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
More info on marine debris: http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/info/plasticdet.html




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Do we really have to generate so much rubbish?

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Friday, April 5, 2013, In : Various interesting stuff 

POLAND: Consigning waste to the scrapheap, by Ewa Wilk (newsmagazine POLITYKA)

From: http://www.presseurop.eu/en/content/article/3625211-consigning-waste-scrapheap

Eager consumers and producers of enormous quantities of waste, Poles are coming under pressure from the EU and will soon convert to a new approach to packaging – the religion of "re": reduction, recycling and reuse.

This year, the atavistic domestic spring cleaning has been accompanied by controversy over waste. Alongside 10 o...


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