In the 1609 km away from the north pole of the ice, we found a large piece of polystyrene at the first time, the region in the past because of ice hinder and there is little way to explore. This piece of plastic is in a groundbreaking mission, was found in the latitude 77 to 80 degrees between the Arctic sea ice.
According to The Observer, marine biologist at Exeter University, Tim Gordon leads a team of members of the UK, the United States, Norway and Hong Kong to participate in the explorer Pan. Pen Hadow's Arctic expedition, and was surprised to find polystyrene fragments.
"I have never seen such a big and clear trash in my 25-year Arctic adventure, and the polystyrene is so fast on the ice," he said.
Scientists worry that the melting of ice caused by climate change will make more plastic into the North Pole. Micro-plastic will converge in the Arctic because many rivers are injected into the Arctic basin, and melting ice means that the previous frozen plastic will begin to flow to the ocean. I am afraid in the summer of 2050, the Arctic sea will not see any ice, when fishing, shipping and other human activities will bring unprecedented harm to wild animals.
Humans produce about 300 million tons of plastic each year, of which about half of them are used only once. A study is expected to accumulate more than five megabytes of plastic in our oceans, and more experts have judged the number of these plastics and the scope of the wide range, enough to leave a permanent layer of fossil records in the formation. The sea has been such a serious plastic pollution has caused a clear threat to wild animals, when the plastic is broken down into pieces, will enter the food chain, and found in the animal body of the plastic silently shows that the ecosystem is suffering from the catastrophe.
This problem should be aroused attention in our daily life, we should pay more attention on the plastic recycling such as polystyrene recycling. According to this kind of action, we not only can protect the environment, but also can reuse the resources to do other products such as frames.