To the Great Disposable Diaper, c/o the Pacific Garbage Patch:
You must get frustrated because more people believe in Santa Claus than you. Well, let's face it, Santa Claus has had more publicity:
Charles Moore, an American oceanographer who discovered the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" or "trash vortex", believes that about 100 million tons of flotsam are circulating in the region. Marcus Eriksen, a research director of the US-based Algalita Marine Research Foundation, which Mr Moore founded, said yesterday: "The original idea that people had was that it was an island of plastic garbage that you could almost walk on. It is not quite like that. It is almost like a plastic soup. It is endless for an area that is maybe twice the size as continental United States."
Though, you could deliver better presents:
Curtis Ebbesmeyer, an oceanographer and leading authority on flotsam, has tracked the build-up of plastics in the seas for more than 15 years and compares the trash vortex to a living entity: "It moves around like a big animal without a leash." When that animal comes close to land, as it does at the Hawaiian archipelago, the results are dramatic. "The garbage patch barfs, and you get a beach covered with this confetti of plastic," he added.
This has to be the most sincere garbage patch ever:
Good grief. If it isn't I don't know where I'll wait next year. And I don't want to go back to the pumpkin patch. I've had a bad taste in my mouth ever since the Great Pumpkin entered a life of organized crime:
The only other challenger for refuse sincerity is probably TOILSEC.
:: posted by buermann @ 2008-02-10 14:13:39 CST |