'Plastic containers at the North Pole small disaster'

'Plastic containers at the North Pole small disaster'

World January 2, 2019 19:48

utrecht - If the 270 containers that have been overturned are not cleaned up, their contents will most likely end up in the Arctic. That's what oceanographer Erik van Sebille says. The researcher of the...

The contents of the unloaded containers therefore also end up there if the containers are not cleaned up. According to Van Sebille, it is a 'significant amount'. If the containers were completely full of plastic, then ten percent of the annual amount of stray plastic from the Netherlands and Germany would end up in the polar region in one go, the researcher states.

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