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More plastic than fish by 2050: worldwide plastic use increased 20x in 50 yrs, 8 million tons dumped into oceans every minute

plastics in the marine environment: where do they come from? where do they go?

only a small percentage of plastic waste is recycled
Only 5% of plastic waste is effectively recycled, at plants like this one in Indonesia.

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Washington Post - By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans, study says
If we keep producing (and failing to properly dispose of) plastics at predicted rates, plastics in the ocean will outweigh fish pound for pound in 2050, the nonprofit foundation said in a report Tuesday.

According to the report, worldwide use of plastic has increased 20-fold in the past 50 years, and it is expected to double again in the next 20 years. By 2050, we’ll be making more than three times as much plastic stuff as we did in 2014.

Guardian UK - One refuse truck’s-worth of plastic is dumped into the sea every minute, and the situation is getting worse
According to a new Ellen MacArthur Foundation report launched at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday, new plastics will consume 20% of all oil production within 35 years, up from an estimated 5% today.  read more »

"You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor." - Aristotle

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

— Aristotle

"Count your smiles instead of your tears; Count your courage instead of your fears."

Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.

— Author Unknown

"Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe." - Anatole France

“If it is not right do not do it;
if it is not true do not say it.”
~ Marcus Aurelius

"Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe."
~ Anatole France

"Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love."
~ James Allen

Common Sense gave US birth, summons Trump & Pence to lead America, rescue Civilization: Law & Order, Peace & Prosperity for all

Donald Trump picks Mike Pence as running mate for 2016 election

actor Scott Baio endorses Donald Trump

the book Common Sense by Thomas Paine

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March 20, 2016 - When Pierro asked the TV star why he endorsed The Donald, Baio replied @ScottBaio replied: "It's very simple… the things that he[Trump]'s saying are just common sense stuff." Actor Scott Baio, who last month endorsed Donald Trump for president, wants the billionaire in charge of the country because it does not take a "political decoder ring" to decode what the businessman is saying.
"He's a straight shooter when he talks to me," the 55-year-old "Happy Days" and "Charles in Charge" star said Sunday morning on Fox News. "When he talks, I understand him." "It's a very sort of direct language," Baio said. "I don't need a political decoder ring to understand what the guy is saying."  read more »

"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." - Plato

"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."

"The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom."

— Plato

Care for fitness? Better be surprised by simplest math & facts: top 3 causes of death -heart disease, cancer, and medical error

medical error leading cause of death

Medical errors now third leading cause of death in United States

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bmj.com 03 May 2016 Medical error - the 3rd leading cause of death in the US

Washington Post “medical errors” incredibly common
Nightmare stories of nurses giving potent drugs meant for one patient to another and surgeons removing the wrong body parts have dominated recent headlines about medical care. Lest you assume those cases are the exceptions, a new study by patient-safety researchers provides some context. Their analysis, published in the BMJ on Tuesday, shows that “medical errors” in hospitals and other health-care facilities are incredibly common and may now be the third-leading cause of death in the United States — claiming 251,000 lives every year, more than respiratory disease, accidents, stroke and Alzheimer’s.  read more »

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