Amount of plastic ending up in oceans measured for first time

The study, by Jenna Jambeck from the University of Georgia with colleagues at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, comprising oceanographers, marine ecologists, solid waste experts, statisticians, industrial ecologists, polymer scientists and engineers, provided a global estimate using country-level data from the 192 coastal countries that contribute to this enormous amount of discarded everyday plastic items, such as bags, food wrappers and beverage bottles.

Laurie Donaldson, materialstoday, Volume 18, Issue 6, Pages 309, July–August 2015

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