Plastics and the Environment

Where does plastic pollution go when it enters the ocean?

Only a small proportion of plastic waste ends up on the ocean surface. Image: REUTERS/Cheryl Rave

Bruce Sutherland

Professor of Physics, University of Alberta

Michelle DiBenedetto

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington

Ton van den Bremer

Associate Professor of Engineering, Delft University of Technology

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Only about 0.3 million tonnes of that plastic is floating on the ocean surface. Image: Environmental Research

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