Plastics ‘poisoning world’s seas’
By Maggie Ayre
Producer, Costing The Earth
A study details plastic litter polluting the marine environment
Microscopic particles of plastic could be poisoning the oceans, according to a British team of researchers.
They report that small plastic pellets called “mermaids’ tears”, which are the result of industry and domestic waste, have spread across the world’s seas.
The scientists had previously found the debris on UK beaches and in European waters; now they have replicated the finding on four continents.