Transportation of Microplastic from Land to the Deep Ocean Explained

On March 20, 2020, the UK National Oceanography Centre published research that explains “… how submarine sediment avalanches can transport microplastics from land into the deep ocean …” – The report showed that “… these flows are responsible for sorting different types of microplastics – burying some, and moving others vast distances …” – “… These findings may help predict the location of future seafloor microplastic hotspots, which in turn could help direct research into the impact of microplastics on marine life … Studying the distribution of different types of plastic on the seafloor is important because the size and type of plastic particle determines how toxins build up the surface, as well as how likely it is the plastic will enter the gut of any animal that eats it, and what animal may eat it …” – The NOC research report is posted here: #Microplastic #SingleUsePlastic #PlasticWaste #PlasticPackaging #FoodPackaging