Scientists estimate total weight of plastic floating in world’s oceans: Nearly 269,000 tons of plastic pollution floating in the ocean

Scientists estimate total weight of plastic floating in world’s oceans: Nearly 269,000 tons of plastic pollution floating in the ocean

(from sciencedaily.com)

“weight of floating plastics, both micro and macroplastic … “Our findings show that the garbage patches in the middle of the five subtropical gyres are not the final resting places for the world’s floating plastic trash. The endgame for micro-plastic is interactions with entire ocean ecosystems,” says Marcus Eriksen, PhD, Director of Research for the 5 Gyres Institute.”

Given the fishing stocks depletion, sooner or later the fishing industry may have to start fishing plastic bottles. Hallelujah.

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