Plastic in the deep sea: Virtually unaltered after a quarter of a century -- K Trade Fair

Plastic in the deep sea: Virtually unaltered after a quarter of a century

Curd box next to manganese nodules at a water depth of more than 4000 metres in the so-called DISCOL area. This object was verifiably lying on the seafloor for 20 years. During a detailed analysis, researchers from GEOMAR found no traces of fragmentation or degradation. Photo: ROV Team/GEOMAR

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