Up to 88 percent of ocean surfaces sullied by plastic – Study

As much as 88 percent of the open ocean’s surface contains plastic debris, raising concern about the effect on marine life and the food chain, scientists said.(…)

The study projected that the total amount of plastics in the world’s oceans — between 10,000 and 40,000 tons — is actually lower than prior estimates. (…) (rappler.com, 01/07/2014)

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Same french article in Les Echos, 01/07/2014 : La pollution au plastique concerne 88% de la surface des océans

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