Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Planet Is Fucked: Plastic Rubbish Edition

The situation on Medway described below is far from unique, plastic rubbish effects the whole of the Pacific rim with the the Hawaiian Islands suffering just as badly as this deadly flotsam makes its endless circuitous route around the Pacific.

Diary from the middle of nowhere

Our environment correspondent David Shukman is on the remote Pacific island of Midway to report on the threat of plastic rubbish drifting in the ocean.

Plastic debris collects around the island, scene of a seminal World War II battle, with serious consequences for its wildlife. David will be reporting on the issue this week for the BBC website, radio and TV.more

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