A recent report demonstrates that around 270,000 tons of plastic floats in the Earth’ oceans. This large amount of plastic can effortlessly fill more than 38,500 garbage trucks.
Every size and kind of plastic material such as toys, bottle caps, pacifiers and shopping bags are included in this estimation. Even the most remote oceans are not free of plastic.
The chief goal of this research is to calculate the exact quantity of synthetic material present in the oceans. Additionally, researchers want to closely analyze the impact of plastic materials on the entire marine eco system and the life of sea mammals such as seabirds and fish.
Earlier, a study revealed that plastic items kill entangling dolphins, sea turtles and other animals. A few marine animals also dies when these plastic fragments lodge in their throats.
The ships that were responsible for the accumulation of data traveled all around the world for nearly six years. They gathered small pieces of plastic through net and predicted worldwide figures with computer models. However, the study merely include plastic present on the surface of the ocean.
Markus Eriksen, the lead author of the study informed that useless fish nets and buoys are the biggest source of plastic in the oceans.
Other researchers notified that collected the data from the regions where scientists are unable to start researcher like Indian Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean and Southern Ocean.