Jambeck’s research shows plastic waste flowing to oceans at alarming rate

Jenna JambeckHow much mismanaged plastic waste is making its way from land to ocean has been a decades-long guessing game. Now, Dr. Jenna Jambeck of the UGA College of Engineering and her colleagues in the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis working group have put a number on the global problem. Their study, reported in the Feb. 13 edition of the journal Science, found between 4.8 and 12.7 million metric tons of plastic entered the ocean in 2010 from people living within 50 kilometers of the coastline. FULL STORY

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