Plastic pollution: Going with the flow
Marine plastic debris and microplastics (< 5 mm) make up around 75 per cent of the litter in the world’s oceans. They are damaging marine and coastal ecosystems throughout the world, with adverse impacts on societies and economies. Land-based activities produce most of the plastic in the oceans. Once in the ocean, current can transport plastic far away from its source. Some of this plastic ends up in Arctic waters. However, in the Arctic, fisheries are a bigger source of plastic than debris from the land.
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