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They have always told us that plastics do not degrade, they remain forever in the ground, in the sea,... but...
"Its body has some substance that, with the mere contact with plastic, degrades it. Now they are going to investigate whether that substance is able to be apply it on a large scale and eliminate plastics from landfills, for example". Source: here. (in Spanish).
After the last major spill in the Gulf of Mexico, they have discovered bacteria there that are capable of rapidly decomposing the spilled oil. It is quoted in this article (in French).
The scientific study they mention literally says: ("Bacteria have been rapidly eating a long undersea plume of oil in the Gulf of Mexico."), And the original study is here. (in English)
(Terry C. Hazen et al. Deep-Sea Oil Plume Enriches Indigenous Oil-Degrading Bacteria. Published Online August 24 2010. Science 8 October 2010: Vol. 330 no. 6001 pp. 204-208 DOI: 10.1126 / science.1195979)
10 years after the sinking of the Prestige oil tanker off Galicia, they observe that:
"The impact is much less than expected at the beginning. There must be minimal levels of pollution. The sea has an incredible regeneration capacity". Source, here. (in Spanish)
In 2000, Miami's main sewer ruptured and all its contents were dumped directly onto the beach. (Big press headlines and flight out of celebrities)
After repairing the break, in an exhaustive sampling and control in 52 points of the coast, the official study discovered that in a few days the water was clean (Study published in the book "El poder curativo del agua del mar" by A. Gracia and H. Bustos (University of Baja California).
That is why the manufacturers of articles that are normally in the sun advertise "protected against UV rays", such as garden blinds or others. And we all see what happens to plastic chairs, polystyrene and other plastics that are left in the sun: they become dust. This is what we see. Then we don't know what happens to the dust, but perhaps, just as plastic becomes dust, then there is another mechanism that broken up that dust. It is certainly a slow process, but too fast when we are the owners of the degraded objects!
There is another article talking about the lie of "island / continent of plastic" and plastic disappearing from oceans.
The (positive) facts about marine pollution should not be inclined to continue littering the seas with garbage.
The (negative) facts exposed ... should not lead us to sadness, hatred, ...
Whatever we do (whatever we feel we should do), let us always keep peace in our hearts.
Our work or our effort receives a reaction from the world in the form of payment, salary, remuneration, etc.
The suffering with which we work is not perceived by the world, and therefore, it will not receive compensation (we harm ourselves with bad internal secretions with no compensation).
(Suffering is only beneficial when it helps us to grow, to wake up: "suffering this accident I have realized how reckless I was driving!").
The author has just published another book (in Spanish), entitled: "Qué haremos en el cielo" (What will we do in heaven), with the same simple language and more than 60 illustrations. You can download the PDF for free here or buy the book in Amazon.