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Plastic is Now Part of the Planet’s Fabric—a Scientist and Archaeologist Discuss What Happens Next

By Sharon George and Matt Edgeworth – The Conversation – November 27, 20218 – Videos
Plastics are ingrained in our everyday lives. Since 1950, it’s estimated that we have produced billions of tonnes of plastic, and most of this is not recycled. Plastics have spread around the world through oceans, rivers and the air to every part of the planet. In rivers and oceans, plastic moves vast distances and is now found right through the water column of the oceans, from the surface to the deepest trenches. We don’t yet know how long this material will prevail in these environments but it will certainly be longer than the lifespan of the person who used it. And it’s accumulating.  Read full article and to view videos here.

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