250 billion plastic fragments in Mediterranean

250 billion plastic fragments in Mediterranean

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Some 250 billion microscopic pieces of plastic are floating in the Mediterranean, creating a biological hazard that reverberates up the food chain, according to research supported by green campaigners.

The estimate comes from French and Belgian marine biologists who analysed water samples taken in July off France, northern Italy and Spain to a depth of 10-15 centimetres (four to six inches)…

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Accumulation and fragmentation of plastic debris in global environments, 2009 Study, Ifremer

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