Plastics and the Environment

Paint: the big source of ocean microplastics you didn’t know about

The estimated amount of microplastics from paint that could be entering the world's oceans is equivalent to 150-225 billion plastic bottles.

Declan Mc Adams

Chairman, Pinovo

Tore Angelskår

Chief Executive Officer, Pinovo


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The pathway by which plastic enters the world's oceans Image: Our World in Data
*Coatings World, **assuming 1-1.2 kg per litre of paint and 40-50% plastic content, ***assuming 50-75% of the paint residuals are not collected
Microplastics in the surface ocean, 1950-2050 Image: Our World in Data

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