Author: U.S. Mission Italy

An international team of experts have called for the creation of an observation network to monitor the effect of airborne plastic pollution on oceans. Plastic particles have now been detected in all investigated areas of the environment including in water bodies, the soil and air. One global study estimates that by 2040 the level of plastic pollution could reach 80 million metric tonnes per year. The expert team, led by Dr Deonie Allen from the University of Strathclyde and Dr Steve Allen of Dalhousie University, estimate that potentially up to 25 million metric tonnes of micro and nano plastic are transported every…

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