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November 14, 2019

Plastic debris from tyres and synthetic fabrics are a major source of ocean pollution

2017 BBC News article by Helen Briggs.

"Microplastics from tyres and textiles are a bigger source of marine pollution than the breakdown of larger plastic waste in some areas, says the IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Our daily activities, such as washing clothes and driving, significantly contribute to the pollution choking our oceans, with potentially disastrous effects on the rich diversity of life within them, and on human health."

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November 09, 2019

Australia and South Africa join the Nature and Plastic project!

Nature and Plastic is thrilled to welcome Australia and South Africa to the global umbrella project! Many thanks to @thebeachcomber in Australia, and @mirandanaf in South Africa for creating the Marine and Terrestrial Nature and Plastic projects for their countries. We look forward to the addition of more countries from the iNaturalist community!

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