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Uresanme25 karma

With regard to plastic in the ocean, if we can’t clean up the 10 most polluted rivers in Asia why bother trying to clean up the problem anywhere else?

(Note: something like 90% of ocean garbage comes from only 10 rivers in China and India)

Uresanme3 karma

Sorry you got downvoted because you’re fucking right. Those rivers are essentially ground zero to ocean garbage. But here’s where it’s your problem: you, rich American and European, have all the money and care about ocean garbage. Indian river communities have no money and don’t give a fuck because even if they did care there is nothing they can do to fix it. Are you willing to keep pumping YOUR money into Indian river communities to get them waste management solutions?

Uresanme1 karma

Not sure if youre referring to me, but if every penny we spend on recycling went into basic waste management for the asian rivers we would better environmental impact per dollar.

Uresanme0 karma

Are they going to do it? These people living along the river don’t have any money. Who’s going to pay them to haul their garbage to the waste management facility?

FYI, if the garbage truck drivers can save a buck by just dumping everything into the river you better believe they will. That’s the kind of problem we’re dealing with.