OCEANS: THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING PLASTIC

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Director Vincent Pérazio / France 2016 / 53 min / Lihula Greenroom 24.09 - 12:00

 

99% of the plastic that should be floating in the oceans is missing. Even accounting for the plastic that washes up on beaches or is trapped in arctic ice, millions of tonnes has simply disappeared. What happens to this missing ocean plastic is a mystery. In this investigation, scientists embark in search of the micro-plastics. Small and toxic, they are home to a new ecosystem: the plastisphere. But where are they? Ingested by organisms? Buried under the ocean floor? And what is the impact of them entering the food chain?