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Old 09-02-2007, 12:53 PM   #1
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Gimme your gomi

gomi = Japanese for trash/waste/garbage



*toast found gomi here*





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Old 09-02-2007, 02:10 PM   #2
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cynthia vanderlip, manager of the state of hawaii's kure atoll wildlife sanctuary, cut open the dead body of a fledgling laysan albatross (nicknamed "shed bird") to find more than half a pound of plastic in its stomach.
concentrated below are all the items retrieved from inside the bird: plastic lighters, bottle caps, and other plastics that are carelessly tossed often wind up floating on the ocean surface, where they are occasionally consumed by foraging seabirds and other marine creatures.
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Old 09-02-2007, 02:28 PM   #3
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^Odd, I came across this photo this morning:


I had been hoping that the odd collection of plastic bits had somehow collected there at high tide...but I thought not.
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Old 09-02-2007, 06:04 PM   #4
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wow. that's really sad
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Old 09-02-2007, 07:14 PM   #5
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the dead body of a fledgling laysan albatross
^ * Chuck Baudelaire shakes his fist at those who would fill the belly of the Poet with plastic *

Meanwhile, Vik Muniz demonstrates that you can make magic out of garbage:


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Old 09-03-2007, 06:52 AM   #6
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Radiating gomi:

Concrete sarcophagus enclosing reactor #4 in Chernobyl

Gomi sculptures:

"Cologne people" by HA Schult

A way to get rid of gomi:

Left: A plasma torch gasifies municipal waste, which is used to power a steam turbine at Utashinai (Japan). Right: Principle behind it (Read more
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:50 AM   #7
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The garbage battle of Naples
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Old 01-08-2008, 12:57 PM   #13
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garbage in, garbage out?
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