'What you see on the surface is only the tip of the iceberg': Australia's island paradise polluted by plastic

We all know our plastic problem is out of control. So far, humans have produced more than 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic, and that number is only growing. Now, a new study in Scientific Reports†claims that the problem goes deeper than we thought ó literally. The Plastic Beneath An Australian team of researchers traveled to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CKI), a remote archipelago in the Indian Ocean thatís roughly 1,700 miles off the northwest coast of Australia. There, they surveyed

'What you see on the surface is only the tip of the iceberg': Australia's island paradise polluted by plastic

The beaches of the Cocos Islands, an Australian territory off the coast of Western Australia, are covered with more than 400 million pieces of rubbish, a quarter ...

Thu 16 May 19 from ABC Science

On Islands, Tons of Plastic Trash Is Likely Buried Beneath the Sands

We all know our plastic problem is out of control. So far, humans have produced more than 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic, and that number is only growing. Now, a new study in Scientific ...

Thu 16 May 19 from Discover Magazine

Plastic pollution: Flip-flop tide engulfs 'paradise' island

Up to a million shoes are among the tide of plastic debris washed up on an Australian island say scientists.

Thu 16 May 19 from BBC News

Australian islands home to 414 million pieces of plastic pollution

A survey of plastic pollution on Australia's Cocos (Keeling) Islands has revealed the territory's beaches are littered with an estimated 414 million pieces of plastic debris.

Thu 16 May 19 from Phys.org

Australian islands home to 414 million pieces of plastic pollution, Thu 16 May 19 from Eurekalert

414 million pieces of trash found on remote islands near Australia, study finds

Even remote, mostly uninhabited islands are still covered in trash, a new study has found.

Thu 16 May 19 from FOXNews

Paradise lost: 400 million pieces of trash discovered on beaches of remote tropical islands

We know trash is everywhere on Earth, all the way from the top of Mount Everest to the very bottom of the ocean.
Now, giant mounds of it are even washing up on the shores of otherwise ...

Thu 16 May 19 from USA today

Australia's lush tropical islands are being suffocated by 414 million pieces of plastic

The Australian islands were once named as having the best beachesin the country but are now littered with tonnes of rubbish including toothbrushes and flip-flops

Thu 16 May 19 from Daily Mail

A Plastic Paradise

At the far edges of the world, Hidden deep amongst the Raging seas and rising waves Laze a series of secret atolls and coral coves; Remote islands that are almost entirely Untouched by human ...

Fri 17 May 19 from Science Blog

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