Scientists now calculate that the upper 600-feet of the ocean alone contains up to 21 million metric tons of plastic waste. The rubbish isn't vanishing; it's simply getting ground down and dispersed in the sea. Macro-plastics like bags and bottles are breaking into micro-plastics (defined as bits less than 5 millimeters long) that swirl around and sink eventually sink to the seafloor. They sampled 12 sites in the middle of the Atlantic between the UK and the Falkland Islands, and in a single cubic meter of seawater, they found up to 7,000 plastic particles. Nature Communications
The statistics are alarming, changes need to be made.
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