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New research: plastic in the Atlantic found to be much worse than estimated

New research: plastic in the Atlantic found to be much worse than estimated

More than 10 times as much plastic has been found in the Atlantic Ocean than previously estimated. New measurements of the top 200m of the Atlantic found between 12 and 21 million tons of microscopic particles plastic in about 5% of the ocean indicating a total of more than 200 million tons in the ocean. Previous estimates, based of mismanaged municipal waste, were between 17 million and 47 tons.

Josh
Josh
(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 1 months

Maybe if more people lived in the so called “Fly over states” this wouldn’t be a problem. Oh wait. People like big cities and big cities are usually located near large bodies of water including oceans? Well color me surprised when a lot of these waterways flow straight into the ocean.

Max Bants
Max Bants 1 months

This needs to be dealt with. We're turning the ocean into a toxic broth of hormone-disrupting chemicals. Meanwhile 99% of the apparatus created to inform people about this is hellbent on highlighting and mocking every little thing Donald Trump says.

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