‘Wake-up call’: microplastics found in Great Australian Bight sedimentPosted on May 6, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
Exclusive: Scientists say governments and corporations need to ‘legislate and incentivise’ to tackle ocean plastics
Plastic has been found in ocean-floor sediments 2km below the surface in one of Australia’s most precious and isolated marine environments.
CSIRO scientists discovered the microplastic pieces while analysing samples taken hundreds of kilometres offshore at the bottom of the Great Australian Bight – a so-called “pristine” biodiversity hotspot and marine treasure.
Conservationists and scientists said the discovery off the South Australian coast should act as a “wake-up call” for governments and corporations to cut unnecessary use of plastics and to “legislate and incentivise” to tackle the growing ocean plastics problem.
This current Australian government is showing the selves to be so out of touch with this global plastic issue. The problem is very similar to climate change yet all the conservative government can say is NO they are not planning on making any changes. This is putting their outdate 1800’s belief in front of the real world problems of today.