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We estimate there are up to 14 million tonnes of microplastics on the seafloor.

It’s worse than we thought

Nowhere, it seems, is immune from plastic pollution: plastic has been reported in the high Arctic oceans, in the sea ice around Antarctica and even in the world’s deepest waters of the Mariana Trench.

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But just how bad is the problem…

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