Invisible plastic particles from textiles and tyres a major source of ocean pollution – IUCN study

Tiny plastic particles washed off products such as synthetic clothes and car tyres could contribute up to 30% of the ‘plastic soup’ polluting the world’s oceans and – in many developed countries – are a bigger source of marine plastic pollution than plastic waste, according to a new IUCN report.  (…) (IUCN, 22/02/2017)

The news and report (Primary microplastics in the oceans : a global evaluation of sources, authors: Julien Boucher, Damien Friot)

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