Six-decade plankton study charts rise of ocean plastic waste

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/16/six-decade-plankton-study-charts-rise-of-ocean-plastic-waste

Handwritten journals from 50s show how plastic problem has grown to global emergency

A trove of data showing when the Atlantic began choking with plastic has been uncovered in the handwritten logbooks of a little-known but doggedly persistent plankton study dating back to the middle of the last century.

From fishing twine