Full scale of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans revealed for first time

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……..”More than five trillion pieces of plastic, collectively weighing nearly 269,000 tonnes, are floating in the world’s oceans, causing damage throughout the food chain, new research has found.”……
……..”You put a net through it for half an hour and there’s more plastic than marine life there,” she said. “It’s hard to visualise the sheer amount, but the weight of it is more than the entire biomass of humans. It’s quite an alarming problem that’s likely to get worse.”……
……..”But researchers predict the volume will increase due to rising production of throwaway plastic, with only 5% of the world’s plastic currently recycled.”……
http://www.sott.net/article/290140-Full-scale-of-plastic-pollution-in-the-worlds-oceans-revealed-for-first-time

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