Plastic Ocean Pollution

By January 26, 2012 In the News

With Dianna Cohen scheduled as the featured speaker for our spring event on April 10th, I’ve been doing some background reading on plastic pollution.  While this article isn’t new, it is a good summary of some of the issues.  Stayed tuned for photographs coming later this week!

Plastic Breaks Down in Ocean, After All — And FastThough ocean-borne plastic trash has a reputation as an indestructible, immortal environmental villain, scientists announced yesterday that some plastics actually decompose rapidly in the ocean. And, the researchers say, that’s not a good thing. The team’s new study is the first to show that degrading plastics are leaching potentially toxic chemicals such as bisphenol A into the seas, possibly threatening ocean animals, and us.

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