Saturday 2 May 2009

just one word

MR McGUIRE: I want to say one word to you. Just one word.
BENJAMIN: Yes, sir.
MR McGUIRE: Are you listening?
BENJAMIN: Yes, I am.
MR McGUIRE: Plastics.
(YouTube clip.)

When Mr McGuire in The Graduate said plastics had a future, he might not have fully appreciated what kind of durable future that would be.

The Times reports on the giant, spiralling plastic rubbish dump between Hawaii and Alaska.

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