Why Study Plastic Litter in Svalbard?

The Arctic Circle conjures images of a wild frontier of exploration: vast planes of ice, menacing mountain peaks, rough seas, and beautiful aurora borealis. But even this part of the world has been touched by humanity’s seemingly insatiable appetite for plastic products. On the remote beaches, where no human may have ever set foot, evidence of our impact on the planet can be found in the form of multi-coloured plastic scattered amongst the pebbles.

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