75 percent of Australia’s ocean debris is plastic

About 75 percent of the trash found in the waters off Australia’s beaches is plastic, with most of that coming from local sources rather than sea-borne debris drifting in, according to a Sept. 15 study from scientists and the social investment arm of energy company Shell Australia.

The study, part of a three-year Australian government research project, said that about 40 percent of seabird species now ingest plastic, but predicated that could increase to 95 percent of species by 2050, given rising levels of plastic production. (…) (plasticsoupnews, 18/09/2014)

The news

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s