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May 21, 2019 Tuesday 02:42:16 PM IST

More Plastic Beneath the Sea Than on the Surface

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Huge quantities of plastic may be buried beneath the sea not visible in surveys, according to scientists who did a study on the beaches of Australia's Cocos Islands.

The 27 islands surveyed were seen to contain 262 tons of plastic. Much of it were single use materials such as straws, tooth brushes and bags. Large quantities of shoes were identified.


The scientists said that large quantities of plastic were dumped in the oceans and remote islands. The oceans may contain upto 5.25 trillion items of plastic which is higher than the number of stars in the Milky Way.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-43375-4.pdf


 



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