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she's mine field goals and streets with the palm of your. question on the call to call. in broadcasting live direct from the heart of moscow this is r t let's get right to your top headlines syrian government forces a launch of their biggest week against protesters in the northwest of the country blocking their escape to turkey meanwhile russia urges the u.n. security council to bring both sides to the negotiating table. and a license to kill israeli special forces gets the green light to shoot out palestinian pro independence approach the u.n. is expected to vote on palestinian statehood at a later this month something of that israel strongly opposes. and seeking solutions
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for russia and ukraine agreed to talk to you have pushes for discounted gas supplies unable to cope with become pricing levels a deal that isn't place now is struggling to go the ninth and ended a european gas crisis. and the next are to watch how global season turned into plastic soup as we follow the investigation of a team of environmentalists. the thing that's not shocking to me is of all the samples we've taken whether they be at the surface ten meters thirty meters or gallon of the hundred meters every single sample has had plastic and from the samples we found in one thousand nine hundred nine there was a ratio of six to one pastika plankton and now in two thousand and eight we found the caustic plankton ratio of forty six to one so that's over eight times as much plastic in the environment. we project all these things there we
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come through. the dark still shopping even though there are. quite plastic soup of the northern us a regular there is the suit. scientists have shown that there is no untouched zone left on this planet every square mile of ocean contains tens of thousands of bits of plastic the result of our consumption two hundred twenty pounds you have to put in the commitment. we will not change the evolution of the society we are using less and less time to prepare the food and for the luncheon for the dinner and as well there we. move and we have the habits to eat outside of the house so more and more we will use products which are much more packaged and ready to be consumed for the drinks
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or for the food then we were used to use in the past and in the first ten years of the current century since two thousand we produced as much plastic as we produced in as entire century that preceded it we're using at the moment in excess of two hundred sixty million tons of plastic every year worldwide now around about a third of that is used for single use items for items of packaging that are used once and then discarded so it's a matter of the last for a very long time in a marine environment and yet we use it and throw it away within a year. of these oceans of plastic there because of our carelessness or is it because the system doesn't work properly. what happens to plastic when we threw it away. this is one of the biggest garbage trips in the united states. but hell's level service out of los angeles county about seventy eight cities and five point two million people landfill centers permit about thirty thousand two
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hundred tons per day. accounts for is if you take a football field from post to post followed up with waste about ten feet higher than water three meters that's how much waste is accepted here and there. in the united states nearer the least half the plastic we threw away is simply better and . thousands of bottles and biogen up in this type of tip every year. between them the two continents buried four to five million metric tons of plastic in two thousand and seven. in the face of this exponential consumption the infrastructures can't keep up. only five percent of the plastic used in the world is recycled and the west the main consumer does not even have the means to deal with. this
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is the port of chinari in india part of our recycled waste ends up here by the container. hidden from european eyes our rubbish is treated behind these doors which are usually kept closed. you see containers are then unloaded and then the material is in this yard in this yard as you can see there is a different different quality from different origin some material from germany some from france some from america some from the middle east into this man absolute religious in the future enjoys number one recycler of plastic bottles some is a broker he buys the contents of the recycling bins and resells it here where it can be treated by cheaper labor. like the.
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line of business is doing with. their export of used plastic has been increasing by thirty percent a year in two thousand and seven from some seven hundred thousand metric tons of plastic i'm broke as you see the build up from france if you see from the label you may be able to identify the bottle that maybe you have you sent away in the garbage bin these have come here now and it will be the thigh called and made again into valuable bottle more product which could be used again. proof of the plastic recycled my future comes from western countries quite legally the recyclers hope by showing us how it will take power rubbish killing coming just european consumers to set the mood.
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for the utopia customers utopian hope all mourners are utopian when it will but it's very straight and simple who took our polyesters open be associated in keeping their butt out and clean had good for the human to leave plenty of a week i liked those margins but you're throwing a dustbin i've got it with those products that you use every day maybe it is a t. shirt audit is a packet art because the bottles which are used what blinking water already things out any juice. for.
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so we try to have zero waste of possible by trying to have no plastic come into our homes and then end up in the garbage can so marcus and i have gone through radical solution for years when we go to buy things at the grocery store but we buy bread it sometimes comes the plastic bags if the father used to go to an actual bakery we are now making these out of whole t. shirts so we've been collecting t. shirts from schools and from good well when people are thrown away their shirts instead of using plastic bags and of course we never buy plastic water bottles anytime we want to get water we bring our own we fill up a tap cultured water we bring these with us everywhere and so you get these habits you develop them and then you don't think about them a different member grabbed my badly out of the market. even organic waste doesn't go into plastic bins persists to get eaten it's show us the worms
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and going to see a need to. care for them. and in the coming out of it looks and charlotte some garlic. so there's a recycling bin and we try to throw anything away if we buy something we try to make sure the packaging and recyclable idea of waste is something completely invented by humans so there should be no waste if you're recycling if you're conscious about the things that you buy and you remember that everything you buy has to go somewhere. but. no plastic in the home equals no plastic in the tip or going abroad plus no plastic in the ocean. that's marcus and it's
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a question of time yes they're already off on another adventure paddling two thousand miles between vancouver ninety one to convince whoever they meet on the way. to them plastic is a problem full stop and it needs to be eradicated at the symbols. the benefits which are brought by the use of the stigma to you are so great for the society so great for the consumers in terms of security for food in terms of like useful transport etc that there would be stupid just to cancel those very strong benefits in order to just. correct something which is just at the end of the life of the product and the goes that is a wrong be a view of the people and of the society we hear that same line from the weapons manufacturers guns don't kill people keep people kill people we hear the same line
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from the plastics industry that caustics aren't the problem it's people that are the problem it's people littering but there's no way to educate every single person on the planet to act dispose of their plastics properly so the industry and the manufacturers have a responsibility to design a product that if people littering if a plastic bag blows out of a garbage truck it won't have the sort of impact that we're seeing. can we do without plastic. for the moment you know once or is no. was in europe a few minutes a panic is the trying at least in part on the coastal town of la you don't find it so faced with the problem of plastic pollution early on. pollution of its beaches and the sea so ten years ago it made some changes. to the well there's breads there's vegetables a bit of everything but if we. grow them in the summer months there's
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a lot of stuff from their gardens and more things like flowers grass from their lawns that sort of thing and keep. whatever people happen to have a tome that's biodegradable so for here the other. for the moment these banks are one of the few alternatives to plastic. organic waste is collected every week in banks made of stopped. little have to be salted the banks break down naturally along with the from waste. said beauty by that of whites and they don't see a bit of biodegradable bags are mixed with the organic waste so they break down completely within three or four weeks with us and pops all the potato and corn starch that they're made of it reacts like any other organic matter has on it and it just like material peelings for example that it has. the resulting compost is used by the regions funds so two million or going to banks go back to the earth each year. and
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a bit more plastic has not ended up strewn around or in the sea. like this we successfully sell to hawaii to get attention to the issue of plastic. with what hundreds of school and college students attend marcus and his lectures all along their trip from canada to mexico. now you might think ok this and well it's plastic it goes in the mouth of the rand and that's it no big deal the problem is other and it's small so this past is particles that stay in your stomach for a long time. the plastic is plastic particles they're not benign they don't just sit there and do nothing while and marcus raises another question the industry adds millions of tons of chemicals to plastics what kind of effects do they have.
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these freshwater snails are sensitive to the slightest variations in their environment they serve a sentinel's one day the federal agency of live environment asked your goldman to study the effects on this gastro part of a chemical substance whose effects are still unknown this phenyl day. he was surprised but when the heading. was a concrete new phenomenon for us we had in the last thousands of these snakes before and never find something comparable before and so we repeated experiment once twice and even a third time you'll discover that ten percent of the females presented significant
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sexual differ missions and that their egg production was four times normal. this uterus with the glands is considerably larger in superfine compared with the nominee and this specific specimen. in addition exhibits this great rupture of the of the book you can imagine the power you can assess which have caused disruption it's it's really like. an eruption of a volcano. where is the stream a found. the answer is in our plastics this antioxidant is added to b.b.'s bottoms. and package it lit also risky. i was really shocked because if imagine these are placed concentrations which can be found in every supposed orca and it is hard to believe i confess that at these
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very low environmentally relevant concentrations such harmful effects like a killing of communions this into your system. the scientists are really beginning to discover that the plastics in the oceans released chemical substances into the environment which have effects that are still know. how much escapes once the products are in the water. how do these pollutants accumulate in the food chain. our marine animals affect it. and to what extent. can we. because. that's what the crew of the world one of the fun and i mean trying to find out by studying the mediterranean fin with the world's second largest way.
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that there's plenty. to do these animals are contaminated the scientists needed to study fact samples. of. your curiously. the results of the biopsies are clear just like polar bears and atlantic whales on the fin whales that contains foreign toxins which are additives to plastics. put. my. no one yet knows what effect this product had on the species.
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and they call them. mayor we are in the middle of nowhere miles from any continent and we find substances some pollutants that have no business being here. they were produced hundreds of miles away and are being carried by the currents. what bothers me most is that we are contaminating the whole planet from there polluting the remotest and wildest place that's. shocked by his own discomfort. wondered if the food wrapped in plastic that we eat every day were contaminated by certain substances. he put some more snow some models of water for forty eight weeks.
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those nails which were kept in the bottles reduced much more embryos compared to those nails in the glass bottles there are compounds in the plastic material in these p.t. bottles that leach into the culture medium of the snails we don't know which compounds we haven't identified yet but they are clearly us from germany. called new woman must realize when we want to put a material or substance on the market it undergoes the portree testing so it was enables us to show that it is harmless is not get the results are passed on to scientific and public organizations and we will decide whether or not we're allowed to commercialize it an apology can dorothy's or constantly checking all of the products that we sell. as many who are affected by these chemical products. and almost
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a couple who use plastic like everyone else have agreed to have blood tests. so this one is an epidemiologist for years she has been carrying out tests on fatality in two thousand and five she started studying the effects and found another chemical additive for plastics she selected with the high level of silence in their urine instead of the effect on their infant male children. no one had done this before. it's the lights particularly the ones of most concern are called anti and versions they lower testosterone they do it actually to
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adults as well and but it's more important when it happens in the womb because the changes that occur in war than permanent for life and so because it's anti and her janick lower testosterone at the critical time will alter the path of development of the male genitalia so normally it starts in a feminine default if you will and then becomes masculine i was under the influence of testosterone and that process is interfered with by certain sally it's when they get to a certain level. well it's a used in food packaging and toys for example to soften the plastic. rodents the feminized the species. the testicles disappear and the penis becomes shorter. the distance between the testicles and the anus which is normally double in males shrinks and becomes more like that of females. to have the idea and the courage to
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try taking the same missions with human babies and you got the same results. when the levels of d h p a most considered the most toxic though it were higher in the mother's here and then the boys were more likely to have testicles that were not completely descended into the squirrel and tended to have a significantly smaller pierce. so i wouldn't even as a nickel toxicologists are not a specialist in college and i wouldn't expect negative impacts on does so how does i using a waterfall. that's absolutely no danger but oh i'm not so convinced when we're talking about pregnant women very young children. because in these very sensitive
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phases of life cycle cash taken to avoid any estrogen it chemicals. you see plastics contain substances that can eventually migrate but only an infant has small quantities which are well below the norms. certain scientists use operating procedures that are unjustified. in these roles emotions which are then regrettably picked up by the media and creates an unfounded scare among the public at large. but after all this is a democracy so everyone has the right to express themselves the book i see. is a case of scaremongering son exists all of this simply asking you questions. over here the results of my blood test for breast feeding the chemical component
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plastic. by and large those two people are just like you or me it's like background noise but that background noise however means that we all have they spend all day in our bodies now if only because you know this is a product that didn't exist before our grandparents didn't have any chemical products created by industry and now we're all impregnated with this new we have to do laundry cool study of this time has been carried out in front of everyone tested in the united states and not only was freed early but also found in the bone. in spite of the ocean pollution and the effect on our mammals in spite of the contamination of. man has not yet decided to do without plastic on the contrary production has been increasing by ten percent a year. in india plastic use is twenty times less than in europe and the united states it with
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a billion inhabitants it will soon be one of the planet's three biggest consumers. how can this country stop polluting its bridges and coasts with its plastics. how can it go on absorbing on waste plastic indispensable can live off everyday life we thought it was a net substance over a century we have poured at least a hundred million tonnes of it into the oceans but now a boomerang effect is taking place. the situation is hopeless. it is getting worse at a near exponential rate and shows no sign of decreasing no one seems to be able to envision a future without plastic and no one seems to be willing to admit
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that change needed to get rid of the plastic pollution problem is a drastic incremental change small changes will not make a difference. marcus an am i refused to give up i recalled here today to bring awareness to the stock market wherever they go they keep up the struggle to change those in mentalities and finally put an end to plastic age. change people's attitude. scares them because it all of this way something's a. physical.
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