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New study demonstrates that ocean clean-up devices fall short

By August 6, 2020December 8th, 2020One Comment

A new study by Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) found that clean-up devices and river barriers to clean up plastic waste will only have a modest effect in tackling ocean plastic pollution. Although these innovations have been popularised by the media, giving the perception that the problem is being solved and no action is needed, the outcome suggests that this is not the case. The researchers conclude that both a reduction in plastic use and production are critical in resolving the ocean plastic crisis.

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