Scientists take first-ever journey to deepest ocean trench and find plastic

According to a study, approximately 8 million metric tonnes of plastic enter the ocean from land every year

In a matter of concern to the environment, plastic pollution is in alarming rise and provide threat to the ocean ecosystem.


Scientists now take a first-ever journey to the deepest trench and sadly find plastic all over.


Dr. Deo Florence Onda, a Filipino microbial oceanographer, recently takes his journey to the third deepest ocean trench on Earth, but too surprise it’s consists of plastic.


Dr Deo along with Victor Vescova, an American explorer, back in March drives to the Emden Deep, part of the Philippine Trench, which happens to be one of the oldest and unexplored seabeds on Earth.


It reportedly takes over a 12-hour period to explore the trench, but what they found is devastating.


Along with that they found lots of garbage in the trench which includes plastics, a pair of pants, a shirt, a teddy bear, packaging and a lot of plastic bags


According to a study, approximately 8 million metric tonnes of plastic enter the ocean from land every year. As plastic bags have an average 'life' of 15 minutes before it becomes waste, it takes 1,000 years to decompose, which is really a matter of concern for environment.

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