Getting shacked by plastic

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benski started the topic in Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 at 10:28am

Just looking at a series of photos on The Guardian about overpopulation and overconsumption. Came across this dude getting shacked by rubbish (and a fair bit of seaweed). Maybe the pic is well known but it's the first time I've seen it. Great image.

http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-1920/h--/q-95/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictu...

Not sure how to link pictures the way you guys do, sorry.

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benski commented Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 at 10:30am

For the full series of images it came from (and the surfer and photog's name):

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/gall...

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caml commented Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 at 10:43am

That pic of the rubbish tube was a surfing life cover a few years ago . Think its west java.

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udo commented Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 at 10:48am

Panaitan.

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wellymon commented Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 at 10:51am

Here ya go Benski, I remember this well;)

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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wellymon commented Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 at 10:52am

Looks like a fifty dollar note in the roof?
Couple of blue condoms
eeeeewww?

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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caml commented Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 at 11:08am

Poor dede suryana i wonder if he was clean when he was finished surfing that day .

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floyd commented Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 at 2:49pm

Whenever I walk off a beach I always pick up some rubbish. No big deal many do it but I'm amazed at numbers of surfers who are blind to the rubbish on their local.

@stu /ben perhaps a story on the good work some of those voluntary groups do like clean coast collective would be good. Lots of groups here in Australia and world wide do similar work.

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wellymon commented Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 at 2:51pm

Clean of what Caml, Herpes, VD, or just darn right skank in the water.
Yuk;)

Our brains are too small at the moment to comprehend the reality of what's happening in our forests . We're only just waking up so to speak . The big problem is we think we know everything, we are specks of dust on a timeline and we know nothing .

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benski commented Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 at 4:21pm

Only way to stay clean is to make the barrel I guess!

Be good if we can make waste plastic valuable so that this stuff represents money. I have heard of technologies converting plastic rubbish to oil, thermopolymerisation or something, so maybe there's hope. Course, using it for oil isn't the greatest thing in the world either, but sea levels that turn Chopes into a crumbly mal wave surely beats getting shacked in plastic!

I think.

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 4 Apr 2020 at 6:52pm

Plastic is Dead long live The King
Plasticworld is back even shinier & 1000 x more polluting.
Shacked by Plastic walls everywhere & soon every shop.
In the next few weeks every Super Market / Store will install anti sneeze screens.
Every grain of salt wrapped in plastic... Yes ! Every shopper wrapped in Cling-film.

Waste sorting & Plastic Recycling Schemes have been binned.
All scream for single use throw in ocean plastic to ward off the virus.
Big oil needs a boost & Corona Quarantine Plastic World just delivered.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/environment/global-warming/why...

Plastic Bag Bans now rescinded ...wear em' on yer head & wave the new Flag!
https://reason.com/2020/03/20/state-governments-are-delaying-their-plast...

City bans Surfies & Greenies spreading coronavirus with shitty Hippy Tote Bags.
https://nypost.com/2020/03/14/using-tote-bags-instead-of-plastic-could-h...

tbb is just saying the world just changed & the Ocean is the new spew bucket!
Ocean Defenders need to start all over again with a 10 fold army...All say Aye!

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sanded commented Wednesday, 3 Jun 2020 at 3:41pm

What about laying the plastic in surfboards? Makes it stronger than normal surfboards
We did an article here with Stu
https://www.swellnet.com/news/swellnet-dispatch/2019/10/29/fantastic-pla...