Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
Garbage floating in the oceans could pose a threat to marine life. One such site is a remote group of islands in the Indian ocean, 1,500 km southwest of Jakarta, Indonesia, where the population of green turtles inhabiting the shores is endangered. Thousands of rubber flip-flops are being washed onto the shores of the Cocos and Keeling islands, marring their pristine environment. Flip-flop manufacturers from Indonesia, Japan and Taiwan have been dumping their rejects into the ocean.