Plastic pollution found in oceans world wide | Pacific Beat

Plastic pollution found in oceans world wide

Plastic pollution found in oceans world wide

Updated 28 September 2012, 9:39 AEST

It's well known that the the Pacific Ocean is polluted with large amounts of man made plastics, but European researchers have found what they call a disturbing amount of plastic pollution in seas around the world.

They say the level of plastic pollution is so high that toxins are being absorbed by fish and making their way into the human food chain.

The findings coincide with a claim by the American oceanographer Captain Charles Moore that ocean plastic is now a bigger problem than climate change.

 

Presenter: Miriam Hall

Speaker: Oceanographer Captain Charles Moore

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