"Previous studies may have underestimated the global plastic waste in the oceans, according to a new australian study published in the journal Nature scientific reports."
"A research team has studied the isolated cocos (keeling) islands west of Australia and found 414 million pieces of plastic, about 238 tons of plastic, around the shores. But according to the researchers, it seems to only be the tip of the iceberg."
"– One of the biggest surprises was that when I dug into the sediment to find out how much buried was not the quantity with the depth, in some cases, says lead author Jennifer Lavers to the AFP."
"the research group estimates that the real rate of plastförorening can be 26 times greater than that visible on the surface."
"Around 25 per cent of the objects are single-use items like straws, my problems, toothbrushes and food packaging, according to the study."