SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 22, March 2017 - Page 88

Invisible plastic particles from textiles and tires a major source of ocean pollution – IUCN study

Tiny plastic particles washed off products such as synthetic clothes and car tires could contribute up to 30% of the ‘plastic soup’ polluting the world’s oceans and – in many developed countries – are a bigger source of marine plastic pollution than plastic waste, according to a new IUCN report.

March 2017 - Sustainable Travel