Placing collectors near coasts efficient in cleaning up ocean
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The most efficient way to clean up ocean plastics and avoid harming ecosystems is to place plastic collectors near coasts, according to a new study by the Imperial College London. Plastics including bags, bottle caps and plastic fibers from synthetic clothes wash out into the oceans from urban rivers, sewers and waste deposits, which has become an increasing problem to the ocean’s ecosystems. Larger plastics are broken down into smaller fragments that can persist for hundreds or even thousands of years.
Placing collectors near coasts efficient in cleaning up the ocean. (2016, January 21). Manila Bulletin, p. B8
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