Atlantic Ocean’s First 200-Meter Water Layer Holds Many Tons of Microplastic Waste

Researchers have made microplastic measurements in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. In the first 200 meters of the water layer, they estimate that there are approximately 12 to 21 million tons of waste.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a new study, there are millions of tons of microplastics in the Atlantic. In the upper water layers of the first 200 meters alone there are approximately 12 to 21 million tons of waste. This is the conclusion of measurements by researchers from the “National Oceanography Centre” (NOC) in . . .

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