Confused malcontents swilling Chardonnay while awaiting the Zombie Apocalypse.
An enormous amount of the plastic garbage in this patch that came from Japan was swept into the ocean as the Fukushima tsunami waters ran off the land they'd inundated. No, that doesn't excuse Japan from any responsibility for helping to clean up this mess, but that was a significant contributor.
I still think it's necessary to construct a couple of ships specifically designed for this kind of clean-up operation. I very much doubt they will ever turn a profit, but the clean-up must be performed.
It's not about profit, it's about responsibility.
And given that a lot of the debris is fishing nets, then the fishing industry should at least make a start.
You get no opposition from me on this. I just wish someone would take it on and manage to turn a profit, because then there'd be a commercial incentive, not merely a commonsense, practical, ethical, moral incentive.
Yes, I am very cynical where it comes to my fellow humans.
You might be able to get oil from the plastic, but I doubt it would be a very good grade.
The profit comes from not killing all the fish in the Pacific.
Then we can kill and eat them.
Most likely, the primary product we could make from recovered plastics would be more plastics. Not all of them are bad for our world, but we have to start being careful what we do with the stuff.
So sad . . .
SO much of that went completely over my head!
Can you summarise the science for me?
. . . sez . . .
In other words you didn't understand it either.
You wish. I understand it only too well. Time for you to face the truth. Go ahead, you can do it.
Perhaps putting it in layman's term will help you make the infinitesimally tiny leap of logic . . .