The battle against plastics: good news and bad news

Notícies | 05-07-2021

A team of researchers from several French and Spanish institutions demonstrated that the actual amount of plastic floating around in oceans is much lower than previously believed, according to a study published in Science (1). It’s not all good news, however. The team also found that these plastics can remain in the water much longer than predicted, further increasing the damaging effects of plastic pollution on aquatic systems.  Més informació


(1) Weiss L, Ludwig W, Heussner S, Canals M, Ghiglione J, Estournel C, Constant M, Kerhervé P (2021) The missing ocean plastic sink: Gone with the rivers. Science 373, 107-111 DOI: 10.1126/science.abe0290  








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