Video shows plastic enter food chain
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Watch the moment plastic enters the food chain

A scientist has filmed the moment plastic microfibre is ingested by plankton, illustrating how the material is affecting life beneath the waves.

The footage, filmed by Dr Richard Kirby, shows one way that waste plastic could be entering the marine and global food chain.

An estimated 150 million tonnes of plastic "disappears" from the world's waste stream each year.

  • 11 Mar 2017
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