Man Sorts Out 250 Kg Of Plastic He Removed From A Beach. In His Backyard! (37 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       15 Apr 2020       2723       9

Rob Arnold collected washed plastic litter from a beach in Cornwall and put it out to dry while in quarantine

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Some of Rob’s plastic findings turned out to be historical pieces

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Rob has been putting his quarantine time to use and sorting the microplastics at home

Marine plastic pollution is among the greatest wildlife disasters of current times. According to a study run by the World Economic Forum, 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean every year. ABC News has calculated that this number equates to a garbage truck full of plastic being dumped into the ocean every single minute. Plastic has now accumulated in huge quantities and reached the deep-sea areas that were previously untouched by humans.

The main problem with plastic is that it’s almost indestructible, only getting smaller with time but never fully disappearing. According to Lucy Woodall, a principal scientist at Nekton, microplastics are probably in every food we eat: “they’re in my cup of tea. I am breathing them in.” Marine animals ingest plastic particles, get entangled in them and hurt themselves.

 

Some of the little treasures have been floating around in the sea for more than half a century!



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Asahel 3 month s ago
I wonder if their life is as organised as this
       
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Orlando 3 month s ago
Not all heroes wear caps
       
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Vallie 3 month s ago
WOW...this is some serious OCD.
       
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Martha 3 month s ago
I like turtles
       
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Frankie 3 month s ago
METH...NOT EVEN ONCE! 35
       
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Henrietta 3 month s ago
would bang
       
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salamoon 3 month s ago
great job man! good
       
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Violetta 3 month s ago
Great job, wow, such patience!
       
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James 3 month s ago
Please don't use the word "Microplastic" when you're dealing with plastic in mm...
But great job on cleaning though
       
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