Worst, it is in Øygarden, Fjords and Mountains which scientists believe have eight times more waste per mile of coastline than the average worldwide, writes Bergens Tidende.
In the report shows that in the 800 coves and beaches piling up plastic waste that drifts in from the sea. In 250 of the shallows, there are signs that the plastic mix with the seaweed and little plant material and form the earthwork.
The total area with the long sandy shore that is contaminated equivalent to 70 football pitches, and the amount is in between 500 and 1,000 tons
– Havstrømsmodeller shows that the Norwegian coast closest is a fangstnett for waste. Part driver past the and further north, but very much remain along the coast, " says Eivind Bastesen by the research institute Norce to BT.
Researchers have used aerial photographs to get an overview of where the plastic collects. In addition, they have driven fieldwork together with organizations and volunteers.
the Mapping used as the starting point for the cleanup, at the same time as further monitoring over time will provide a picture of how big the problem is.