Study reveals worst North Atlantic areas for plastic waste


Researchers at Plymouth Marine Laboratory have modelled how plastic waste moves around the North Atlantic to better understand what species and habitats are most at risk

A new study has revealed the five areas in the North Atlantic where floating plastic litter poses the greatest threat to marine life.

Up to 23 tonnes of plastic waste entered the planet’s waterways and oceans in 2016 with this figure predicted to triple by 2030.

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