Microplastic in Atlantic Ocean \’could weigh 21 million tonnes\’

By Victoria GillScience correspondent, BBC News There are 12-21 million tonnes of tiny plastic fragments floating in the Atlantic Ocean, scientists have found. A study, led by the UK\’s National Oceanography Centre, scooped through layers of the upper 200m (650ft) of the ocean during a research expedition through the middle of the Atlantic. Such an …

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