Study Reveals World’s Oceans Littered With 270,000 Tons Of Floating Plastic

December 11, 2014 6:19 PM

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A team of researchers led by environmental scientist Markus Eriksen revealed that about 270,000 of plastic trash can be found in oceans around the world, according to the Associated Press.

Many of these are small bits of plastic that were once part of everyday objects that people use. The study Eriksen and his team conducted was published in PLOS ONE, an online journal dedicated to featuring research reports about various fields of science.

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