Oceans laden with 244,000 tonnes of plastic: Study

December 10, 2014 7:48 PM

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MIAMI (AFP) - The world's oceans are laden with nearly 244,000 tonnes of plastic pollution, international researchers said on Wednesday after a six-year study of conditions across the globe.

The findings in the journal PLOS ONE show that larger plastic debris usually lingers around the coast, but gets churned into tiny particles further from shore.

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