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Black plastic floating in water #258046
11/29/07 11:09 AM
11/29/07 11:09 AM
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I have been noticing that there are pieces of black plastic floating around the water front. I just removed a black plastic bag from being wrapped around the pier. Whoever has started to use these giant black plastic bags, please dispose of them properly. This is a new garbage stream, at least in greater amounts. The other day I pulled quite a bit of black plastic out of the water as well. It looks fairly gross.

Re: Black plastic floating in water [Re: pamkillen] #258047
11/29/07 11:12 AM
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Could be coming in from sea...much of the debris on the beaches has been traced to other places. We are on a lee shore...

Re: Black plastic floating in water [Re: SP Daily] #258049
11/29/07 11:18 AM
11/29/07 11:18 AM
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I have always suspected Mexico was dumping their garbage at sea as I rake the beach of plastic garbage but I have noticed as of late that a lot of it is definitely local.

Re: Black plastic floating in water [Re: elbert] #258050
11/29/07 11:20 AM
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A survey some years ago revealed the source of much beach trash to be Honduras...sent here by currents and wind.

Re: Black plastic floating in water [Re: SP Daily] #258054
11/29/07 11:53 AM
11/29/07 11:53 AM
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And of course we have been experiencing a lot of wind directional changes lately. I have watched drift wood float onto the shore, then get picked up and pushed out again for days on end.

Re: Black plastic floating in water [Re: Amanda Syme] #258055
11/29/07 11:55 AM
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You've got too much time on your hands Amanda

Re: Black plastic floating in water [Re: SP Daily] #258056
11/29/07 12:00 PM
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nope, babysitting somebody's puppy. not getting much sleep. just watching the tide roll away!

Re: Black plastic floating in water [Re: Amanda Syme] #258064
11/29/07 01:07 PM
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I spend a lot of time on the water and there is quite a bit more black, fresh, plastic around. And there are large bags that look like they are for construction debris. Someone has started using these bags and is not keeping tracking of them

Re: Black plastic floating in water [Re: pamkillen] #258065
11/29/07 01:18 PM
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What areas are you seeing most of them? If you could track them back to the source then something could be done to stop this problem.

Re: Black plastic floating in water [Re: SP Daily] #258144
11/30/07 03:36 AM
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I spend a lot of my free time picking up garbage, broken glass, nails and sh*t . . .I can't wait until the school kids get better educated about all the crap that they should be picking up instead of strewing around.


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