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Midway Island, where your plastic rubbish ends up 

Midway Island is an uninhabited island about 2000 km from any other coast line. It lies roughly equidistant between North America and Asia, and almost halfway around the world from England.
If you think that throwing away that plastic bottle or piece of rubbish, can't possibly be doing any harm, then watch this clip and think again.



Added: Feb-18-2013 
By: Barremel
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WTF, Nature
Tags: Midway Island, Albatros, plastic rubbish, death, wake up
Location: Midway island, Virginia, United States (load item map)
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  • I'm surprised at all the negative comments this video is getting, I'm guesssing mainly from immature folks. You're missing the whole point of this. Regardless if the birds are "dumb enough" to eat the garbage, the point is you shouldn't litter. The point is, people should stop living like we are the only ones in this planet and have more respect for other life because in the end, directly or indirectly like some of you suggest, our litter is causing these animals to die. Have some resp More..

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    • @Ironman4891 Good points. I'm no tree hugging freak, but it makes sense not to turn where we live into a fucking shithole. Pretty simple. And birds are awesome. We don't want to fuck the birds up.

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    • @M1S Kill yourself.

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    • @Ironman4891
      How much of that debris was there prior to the Japanese tsunami? I'm certainly no expert on ocean currents, just curious.

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  • You guys that are claiming the birds are stupid for eating plastic are truly the stupid ones. For millions of years life on earth didn't need to sift through rubbish, only until our nasty lazy pathetic modern culture began working to buy two liters of cola to watch Springer for 20 years on the couch. They never had a chance to catch up to our idiocy.

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  • Fuc king humans... We destroy everything We touch... Everything! Why nobody bothers to respect the nature?!

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  • Some sad shit right there.

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  • What a shame... The Navy used to do an excellent job keeping that island clean. I know because I've been there and it didn't look nothing like the trash heap it is becoming in this video.

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  • Fuck us....

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  • I want my son to stay with a better world that we have now, nature is fading away from us and the ones to come.

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    • @infinitof nature will fade as we grow then kill us as we grow too much to restore order.

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    • @infinitof Go clean it up then. Stop driving a car. Stop using plastics. Stop making waste. YOU contribute to the decay of our planet every day no matter how green you think you are

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    • @infinitof Actually, the opposite is true. Nature is making a comeback. All areas of the world are seeing explosions of prey animals... Here in the USA, I live in philly, I see deer, fox, Hawks, Eagles, The blue fish in the Delaware River are clean and eatable. So, don't get your panties in a bunch. It will be fine.

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  • Send a few bus loads of people from jail to clean that shit up.

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  • I feel more sad for these birds, than I feel for the people of Syria...

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  • I'm the furthest thing fro a wacko environmentalist. But this clip makes me want to vomit at what we do to ourselves, and other creatures.

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  • DEEP, DEEP SADNESS FOR CREATURES THAT CANNOT HELP THEMSELVES...

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  • NO BECAUSE money greed and power stands in our way

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  • utterly saddening.

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  • Crossing the "Pacific Garbage Patch" by boat last year (between Hawaii & California) I paid particular attention to the amount of debris in the water. I conducted a count of the number of items I could see as we sailed by. I did this three times in random one mile segments. I looked out over the port side, out to 60 feet for surface items, and out to 20 feet for items beneath the surface. I counted up to 133 items during one mile, 40 something for the next two miles. I think the More..

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  • more proof the we are the biggest vermin by far on this planet. Good post

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  • fuck!

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  • Wow that's quite sobering. voted.

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  • Very powerful video.

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  • Ive been to a lot of the pacific islands, north and south. It's the locals who throw everything piece of chinese made junk that breaks after 2 days out on the side of the road or out the window of their shack/hut/pickup etc. They don't give a shit if some of the local wildlife gets messed up and they certainly don't give a shit if some bleeding heart eco warrior with a keyboard 2,000 miles away on the nearest continent starts getting upset neither. As someone once said to me on Kiribiti, you kno More..

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  • This stuff is just depressing.

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  • when i eat legos they just get pooped out

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  • Very sad to watch. But Government and big money making people in the city won't do anything about this, so what chance do we have?

    Problem is we make all these lovely things yet never do we think about how to get rid of it afterwards.

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    • @Cobblars

      You can`t just blame Governmental policy for this. We all share a certain amount of blame.

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    • @AlSet-AlOkin

      You reckon? I'm not so sure.

      I don't control what things are made of, or what the contents are contained within.

      Neither do I control how we recycle, what we choose and what we choose not to recycle.

      But hey, I work, I have a life. Yes the world is important to me but I've not the time nor energy to do much about it.

      But yes, I could do more. I could buy things that have more intelligent packaging, however that normally costs money and I'm broke enough as it is. More..

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  • I'm ashamed for being a part of this destructive behavior.
    Time for a change.

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