This is where all the plastic in the ocean is going

A surfer rides a wave during sunset in Vina del Mar city, about 75 miles (121 Km) northwest of Santiago, March 20, 2010. People slowly return the normal life in the coastal border after suffering an earthquake and tsunamis in much of southern Chile on February 27, 2010.

Plastic is globally on the increase, by definition – it is not breaking down and it is still entering the environment. Image: REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez

Simon Boxall
Lecturer, University of Southampton
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