Publicado por: pongpesca | 2015/02/23

Coastal communities dumping 8m tonnes of plastic in oceans every year

79b5b1e1-e5ea-4eed-8b31-b26bc73a3416-1020x612“Coastal populations put about 8m tonnes of plastic rubbish into the oceans in 2010, an annual figure that could double over the next decade without major improvements in waste management efforts, scientists warn.

The mountain of plastic litter, including bags, food packaging and toys, was equivalent to five full shopping bags of debris for every foot of coastline bordering nearly 200 countries the team studied.

Though researchers have known about plastic waste in the oceans for 40 years, the latest report, published in the journal Science, is the first to attempt a detailed estimate of how much plastic made on the planet finds its way into the oceans.”

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Fonte: The Guardian – 12 de fevereiro de 2015


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