Leading scientist agrees - 50% of marine debris is plastic

Tuesday, November 3, 2009   
 Leading scientist agrees  50% of marine debris is plastic
Joining a growing chorus of world-wide scientists and marine biologists, Australian Alistair McIlgorm of the National Marine Science Center in Coffs Harbor on the New South Wales coast says 6.4 million tons of debris reaches the world's oceans each year. Of that, 80 percent is thought to come from land based sources, more than half of the rubbish is believed to be plastic, A report of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). An article in Sail World.


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