Microplastics found in guts of every species of sea turtle across world
‘Our society’s addiction to throwaway plastic is fuelling a global environmental crisis that must be tackled at source’
Fragments of plastic have been found in every single species of turtle in a new study spanning the world’s oceans.
Microplastic particles and tiny fibres were found in the guts of more than 100 turtle carcasses from the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean.
A large proportion of the material extracted came in the form of fibres like those used in clothing, cigarette filters and fishing nets, but the scientists also found microbeads of the kind used in cosmetics.
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