UN scientists call for action on marine microplastics

It could prove all but impossible to tackle the problem of microplastics in the ocean, but better management of waste plastic is an important first step, a major UN report indicates.

The UN’s group of experts on the scientific aspects of marine environmental protection urged the development of a recycling-based ‘circular economy’ as the most effective and cheapest means of reducing the amount of microplastics – tiny particles of less than 5mm in diameter – accumulating in the ocean. (…) (TheGuardian, 29/04/2015)

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