Plastic doesn't just 'go away'.
"Oceanographer Giora Proskurowski ventured into the North Atlantic with a group of researchers last year, and took water samples from the surface and from depths as far as 33 metres.

The results were unexpected.

“Almost every tow we did contained plastic regardless of the depth,” Proskurowski said in a press release.

Their data, published this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, found that tiny bits of plastic suspended across large tracts of the North Atlantic have “emerged as a major open ocean pollutant.”
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