Plastic Pollution in the World's Oceans is Spiraling Out of Control

December 11, 2014 1:10 PM

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Plastic pollution is becoming a serious issue for our world's oceans. Now, scientists have found that nearly 269,000 tons of plastic pollution may be floating in Earth's seas. The findings show exactly how serious the pollution situation has become over time.

Microplastic pollution can be found in varying concentrations throughout the oceans. That said, estimates of the global abundance and weight of floating plastics, both micro and macroplastic, have so far lacked sufficient data. That's why scientists decided to take a closer look to see exactly how m...

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