Scientists discover plastic rocks on Trinidad Island, highlight devastating human impact on environmentTrinidad Island, situated 1140 kilometers away from Brazil's southeastern state of Espirito Santo, has long been a subject of fascination for scientists owing to its volcanic geography. Recently, researchers stumbled upon plastic rocks on this island, formed by the melting and mixing of plastic waste with the island's stones. These plastic stones, known as plastiglomerates, are composed of soil, sand, plastic particles, and other substances. The issue is compounded by the fact that Trinidad Island is home to green turtles, which make up a conservation area. The presence of plastic rocks on Trinidad Island highlights the need for increased efforts to protect the environment and reduce plastic waste.
Source: dna March 18, 2023 06:39 UTC