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Ocean Plastic Pollution Combining with Tar Forming Ocean-Threatening ‘Plastitar’

Source: Michael Lee, CTV News, June 12, 2022

This could have unknown environmental consequences.

Scientists have identified a new type of coastal pollution composed mainly of tar and plastic, material so unique in its combination that researchers are suggesting it receive its own name: “plastitar.”

A research group from the University of La Laguna in the Canary Islands, a Spanish region located west of Morocco, recently published details of the pollution in the journal Science of the Total Environment.

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