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Natural processes aecting the distribution and fate of plastics

Natural processes aecting the distribution and fate of plastics

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Uploaded 14 Jun 2016 by Tom Skarning
Year: 2016
From collection: Marine Litter Vital Graphics
Author: GRID-Arendal and Maphoto/Riccardo Pravettoni
Description:
In addition to physical redistribution linked to wind, waves, and surface and deep currents, a whole other suite of biological and mechanical processes influences the distribution of plastic debris and microplastics in the ocean.
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  • Most common and visible litter items in beaches
  • The impact of plastic pollution on  oceans is at least $8 bn per year
  • How plastic moves from the economy to the environment
  • How much plastic waste is produced worldwide
  • How much plastic is estimated to be in the oceans and where it may be
  • Preventing is better  than cleaning up
  • Plasticized animal species - Entangled
  • Plastic input into the oceans