Coastal Care

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Day: December 30, 2010

250 billion plastic fragments in Mediterranean

250 billion plastic fragments in Mediterranean

The estimate comes from French and Belgian marine biologists who analysed water samples taken in July off France, northern Italy and Spain. The figure derives from 4,371 minute pieces of plastic, average weight 1.8 milligrams (0.00006 of an ounce) found in the samples, which extrapolates to roughly 500 tonnes for the entire Mediterranean.

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