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Innovation in Bioplastics as an Alternative to Single-use Plastics

April 1, 2021

In December 2019, I took part in eXXpedition Round the World leg 5, sailing from Aruba to Panama via de San Blas islands analyzing the presence of microplastics in the water. During the voyage between Aruba and the San Blas archipelago, we took water samples in open clear seas and, much to our surprise, we found microplastics in every single sample. As we approached the San Blas islands, we tracked over a hundred items of plastic waste making their way to the islands from all over the Caribbean (or who knows where).

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