• Question: how much plastic is in the sea

    Asked by away360ear to Anastasia on 19 Nov 2019.
    • Photo: Anastasia Aliferi

      Anastasia Aliferi answered on 19 Nov 2019:

      I’m afraid I don’t know exactly, but there is definitely enough to cause a lot of problems for sea life! I know scientist are now also looking at ‘microplastics’ which are tiny bits of plastic that are shed from pretty much everything (like from washing clothes that have synthetic fibers in them). This means that there is so much more plastic than we originally thought, we just can’t see it!