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Scientists discover plastic rocks in a remote Brazilian island

Publicado em 21 março 2023
Plastic pollution is a global problem. Recently, rocks fused with melted plastic have been found on Trindade Island, a remote volcanic outcrop a three- to four-day boat trip off the coast of Brazil. The remote Brazilian island is best known as a nesting site for green turtles. Scientists have discovered a new kind of igneous rock, plastistone, formed almost completely from plastic, on a remote island in Brazil, said Fernanda Avelar Santos, a geologist informed by the news agency [...]