Here’s How Much Plastic Ends Up In the World’s Oceans

Posted In News, Pollution
Feb
13

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“The unprecedented plastic waste tide plaguing our oceans and shores, can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral change on our part…”
Captions and Photo: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans, it’s equivalent to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline…

Read Full Article, The Time

An ocean of plastic: Magnitude of plastic waste going into the ocean calculated, UCSB Current
A new study published in the journal Science, quantifies the input of plastic waste from land into the ocean and offers a roadmap for developing ocean-scale solutions to the problem of plastic marine pollution. The research was conducted by a scientific working group at UC Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) with support from the Washington, D.C.-based Ocean Conservancy. To conduct the research, lead author Jenna Jambeck, an environmental engineer at the University of Georgia, coordinated contributions from experts in oceanography, waste management and plastics materials science.

8 Million Tons Of Plastic Clutter Our Seas, NPR

Plastic waste in ocean to increase tenfold by 2020, Independent UK (02-12-2015)

Plastic waste entering world’s oceans set to double in 10 years, RSC (02-12-2015)
The amount of plastic waste entering the world’s oceans every year could be as much as 8 million tonnes – 3% of the plastic waste produced every year, according to new research findings released on 12 February at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting in San Jose, California…

Plastic Pollution: “When The Mermaids Cry: The Great Plastic Tide,” Coastal Care

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