Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals scale of global pollution – Greenpeace

Greenpeace activists Grant Oakes and Marcelo Legname pull a manta trawl out of the sea to collect water samples in Neko Harbour, Antarctica, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

OSLO (Reuters) – Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the ends of the Earth, environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday. Microplastics – tiny bits of plastic from the breakdown of everything from shopping bags to car tyres – were […]

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