Plastic waste has spread to remote islands in the Atlantic | 300 coastlines per meter

Human preference for disposable plastic products, the destructive power of the earth has begun to appear. The well-known Great Pacific Garbage Patch is just the tip of the iceberg of ocean pollution, and there are many remote islands and coastal deposits. Plastic waste. A team of British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists conducted four research voyages in 2013-2018 to investigate the extent of marine plastic pollution in the Atlantic Marine Reserve.

The team collected samples of water, water and seabed pollution samples in the South Pacific and surveyed more than 2,000 animals in contaminated areas. The results showed that the density of plastic waste along the coasts of the East Falkland Islands and the St. Helena Islands is growing at an alarming rate. The number of plastic products per meter recorded on the coastline exceeds 300, more than ten times that of a decade ago.

Project leader David Barnes said: 'Thirty years ago, these islands were the most remote islands on the planet, almost original. After that, the amount of plastic waste was 100 times higher than before. It has spread to the sea floor. From plankton to On the top carnivores such as seabirds, plastic traces have been found throughout the food chain. 'New research by the Marine Clearance Project shows that the Greater Pacific landfill is three times the size of the French mainland, including 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic. 4 to 16 times higher than the previous estimate.