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Collecting and Transforming Ocean Plastic

By Waste Free Oceans 2017-08-30 20:12:36

Plastic debris in the ocean is an emerging global environmental issue, with densities up to 580,000 pieces per square kilometer documented and high concentrations found along the coastal margins near plastic sources and in convergence zones. Global plastic production is increasing exponentially, doubling roughly every 11 years. Over the next ten years, humans will make as much plastic as the entire amount manufactured from the 1950s through 2016.  Although plastics originating from land-based sources make up most of the marine...

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