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Trash, trash, trash

Discussion in 'Indonesia' started by Shasta_man, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. pelan-pelan

    pelan-pelan Barracuda

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    In Indonesia - who is Ibu Susi ? (spelling, my mistake)
    Susi Pudjiastuti (born 15 January 1965) is an Indonesian entrepreneur. She is Indonesia's Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries under President Joko Widodo's 2014-2019 Working Cabinet. She is also the owner of PT ASI Pudjiastuti Marine Product, a seafood export company, and PT ASI Pudjiastuti Aviation, which operates Susi Air charter airline. Prior to accepting her appointment, Pudjiastuti relinquished her position as President Director of PT ASI Pudjiastuti Marine Product and PT ASI Pudjiastuti Aviation.

    On 16 September 2016, WWF awarded her the Leaders for a Living Planet Award. This is in recognition of her efforts as Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries in promoting sustainable development in the Indonesian fisheries sector and conservation of the marine ecosystem, as well as her fierce crackdown on illegal fishing in Indonesian waters.

    I heard a story (source very reliable) about Ibu Susi visiting somewhere by boat. The boat could not get in close due to the tide, so she jumped overboard and swam in. Various others in her entourage and visiting VIPs had no choice but to jump in and follow her.
     
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  2. pelan-pelan

    pelan-pelan Barracuda

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    Yes, exactly that. Here today, over the side tomorrow and in Hawaii a while after that.
    It's a huge problem. Recreational divers hold a substantial pool of information. What they see, what they've observed over years of return trips. It may not be completely scientific, but if it's honest it could provide clues and possible trends.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Orca

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    I mentioned about Ibu Susi’s susprising way to end illegal fishing here: Don’t do illegal fishing in Indonesian water Hopefully she can come up with another practical idea to end the trash dumping into the Indonesian Sea.
     
  4. dirtfarmer

    dirtfarmer Regular of the Pub

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    They can start first with keeping it out of the rivers which in many cases are trash dumps. The rivers are many peoples dump. It's no easy problem to solve, and costs money which developing nations prefer to spend on infrastructure and subsidies for food and fuel. It keeps the populations happy and the standard of living rising, without such, unhappiness festers and revolutions are sparked.

    I don't have any answers nor delusions, trash is not a easy problem to fix. Trash receptacles at close intervals and education is a start.
     
  5. Schwob

    Schwob Solo Diver

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    Trash rarely is only a local problem ... anywhere, but that probably rarely ever means it's not at least also a local problem. And when the army has to be called in to unclog local rivers and tributaries from plastic-waste-bergs that tells a lot... and that does however also not mean that external pollution sources are not a problem...
    Plastic 'berg chokes Indonesian river
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Orca

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    There is a light at the end of plastic ocean trash tunnel:

     
  7. Streydog

    Streydog Manta Ray

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    I think we really just need to stop buying crap we don't need.
     
  8. okvij

    okvij Angel Fish

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    What packaging would make you happy?

    Glass? Then it would require recycling/washing which means resources, e.g. electricity which comes mostly from burning coal...

    Paper? Then the ocean will be full of rotting paper. How will this affect the ecosystem?
     
  9. Pkishino

    Pkishino Instructor, Scuba

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    Both glass and non-processed paper are bio degradable so, yes, either of those two would be better. Electricity can come from clean sources.. and many items don't need as much packaging as they have today. So much pointless single-use plastics around, they should be banned on global level..
     
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