More Plastic than Plankton?! Study finds more ocean microplastics than we thought.
by Katie Jones
What's Going On Here?
What Does This Mean?
The study found there could be up to 125 trillion particles of plastic floating in our oceans compared to the 5 and 50 trillion particles previously suggested. That’s 3,700 microplastic particles per cubic metre. More plastic than plankton?
Why Should We Care?
Studies like this help us to influence government policy, consumer behaviour, and fund research into solutions. As sad as these findings are, we can take action to reduce our reliance on plastics, and there is hope for technology innovation in mass-scale clean-up.
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