Plastic currents

Plastic currents

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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:
Discarded plastic moving around the ocean – on the surface, in the water column and on the sea floor – sometimes comes to rest. The geographical distribution of marine plastic debris is strongly influenced by the entry points and the different transport pathways, which are in turn determined by the density of plastic debris coupled with prevailing currents, wind and waves (Rech et al., 2014).
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  • Most common and visible litter items in beaches
  • Plasticized animal species - Entangled
  • Preventing is better  than cleaning up
  • Natural processes aecting the distribution and fate of plastics
  • How much plastic is estimated to be in the oceans and where it may be
  • Plastic input into the oceans
  • How much plastic waste is produced worldwide
  • How plastic moves from the economy to the environment