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Bishuo Technology ︳【Industry News】Plastic pollution reaches Antarctica

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(Summary description)Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have systematically collected marine debris washed off the beaches of Bird Island (South Georgia) and Sini Island (South Orkney Islands) over the past three decades. Their findings indicate that the amount of debris collected has increased. More than 10,000 items were recovered, most of which were plastic.

Bishuo Technology ︳【Industry News】Plastic pollution reaches Antarctica

(Summary description)Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have systematically collected marine debris washed off the beaches of Bird Island (South Georgia) and Sini Island (South Orkney Islands) over the past three decades. Their findings indicate that the amount of debris collected has increased. More than 10,000 items were recovered, most of which were plastic.

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Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have systematically collected marine debris washed off the beaches of Bird Island (South Georgia) and Sini Island (South Orkney Islands) over the past three decades. Their findings indicate that the amount of debris collected has increased. More than 10,000 items were recovered, most of which were plastic.

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"Although we found that the number of plastic fragments in the tidal flat has increased, recent investigations have shown that the number of smaller fragments is increasing. This may be due to the decomposition of the larger plastic fragments that have long been present in the Southern Ocean.

"This is not bad news. As the amount of plastic recovered on the beaches peaked in the 1990s, our research shows that measures to limit the amount of debris entering the Southern Ocean are at least partially successful. However, more measures are still needed. By putting our data into oceanographic models, we will learn more about the source and aggregation of plastic waste and how to transfer it to and around the Southern Ocean."

The second study led by BAS used seabirds as outposts of plastic pollution because they naturally consumed non-digestible items (such as plastic), which they mistakenly thought were natural prey. For more than 30 years, researchers have studied changes in the plastic intake of three albatrosses, including wandering albatrosses and giant petrels on Bird Island.

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The researchers classified the fragments-including type, size, color and source. They found that the characteristics of marine debris associated with seabirds in southern Georgia are very different.

For example, the items ingested by wandering albatrosses and giant petrels are mainly food-related packaging, which has been packaged in South America. These species are usually cleaned up behind the ship, so debris is most likely discarded or lost outside the ship.

"Our research adds more and more evidence that fishing and other vessels are the main cause of plastic pollution. Obviously, marine plastic poses a threat to seabirds and other wildlife, and more work needs to be done to improve waste Management practices and regulatory compliance monitor land and ships in the South Atlantic."

The threat of plastic pollution to humans is becoming more and more serious, and replacing paper with plastic is imminent. Bishuo Technology has always been committed to the research and development of pulp molding products and equipment, and contributes to the promotion of the pace of paper and plastic products agent plastic products.

 

 

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