Plastic Pollution Underestimated, Say Scientists

The figures representing plastic pollution's impact continue to rise, and an article in the Christian Science Monitor last week suggests that current estimates on the amount of plastic pollution currently polluting the world's oceans are too small. Reporter Nora Doyle-Burr writes that previous studies on plastic pollution have neglected to account for the ability of the wind to shift the plastic particles, making measuring accurately more difficult. New estimates suggest that the amount of plastic in the oceans is actually about two and a half times more than original amounts suggested -- a staggering figure with profound consequences for ocean dwellers and humans alike.

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