What happens to plastics in oceans?
Project Earth • 1m 15s
More than 78 metric tons of tiny plastic pellets spilled from a sinking cargo ship off the coast of Sri Lanka last week. This week, the 'nurdles' as they're called - pellets about the size of a grain of rice used to make other plastic items - are covering the beach of Sri Lanka. Waves of plastic nurdles continue to wash ashore as Navy personnel and volunteers shovel the pellets into bags.
But what will happen to the tons of nurdles not washing up, but instead are carried out to sea?
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