Dining Out In An Ocean Of Plastic

To: Gregory Little <>
Subject: Dining Out In An Ocean Of Plastic
From: Rob Geraghty <>
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 19:14:58 -0700 (PDT)
--- On Sat, 10/31/09, Gregory Little <> wrote:
> When we were at the Iron Range, Queensland, late last year,
> the strand line on the beautiful Chilli Beach was littered
> with plastic containers, most with Asian writing. It was
> very disappointing to see in such a remote area.

While in Japan in 2002 I was constantly astounded by the amount of garbage on 
the beaches.  It's not Japanese garbage - they incinerate or recycle theirs.  
But some countries(?) in the asian region are dumping garbage at sea.  The 
beaches in the area where I lived in Japan would have been nice except for the 

FWIW on the Gold Coast they have modified tractors which sift the garbage out 
of the sand, so one reason you don't see the garbage on the beach at Surfers 
Paradise is because they clean it up.  It's not because the garbage never 
washes up or is never dropped by thoughtless beachgoers.



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