CSIRO report: Ocean plastic returning to coastlines

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Mar 18, 2020

CSIRO report: Ocean plastic returning to coastlines

Plastic waste in the ocean is making its way back to land and increasing pollution on Australia’s beaches, according to new research from CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency. It explains why estimates of waste entering the ocean each year are 100 times larger than the amount of plastic observed floating on the surface, and suggests waste management strategies on land need to accommodate larger volumes of pollution than previously estimated.

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