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Caribbean Nations find that Anti-Plastic Policies are not Enough to Prevent Damage to Coastline

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(Sky News) The idyllic Caribbean islands are becoming increasingly strewn with plastic pollution caused by the industries that fund their economies, a study has found.

Analysis of samples taken from island coastlines and microplastics in the Caribbean Sea show they originate from the maritime and tourism industries.

The all-female crew of scientists on board eXXpedition’s Round the World voyage found flakes of paint from fishing boats, cigarette lighters and fragments of plastic food packaging in their samples.

They said the study highlights the need for more knowledge about plastic pollution across all sectors within nations.

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