With waste we have reached the bottom of sea and 75% is plastic

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Rocky bottoms: the highest concentrations in the Ligurian Sea, in the Gulf of Naples and in Sicily. In fishermen's nets, more waste than fish: 194 tons collected in the Adriatic in 6 years

Currently more than 70% of the marine ones are deposited in the Italian seabed and 77% is plastic. The sea of ​​Sicily, with 786 objects found and a total weight of more than 670 kg, confirms its position among the largest submarine landfills in the country, followed by Sardegna with 403 objects in the totality of the 99 coves and a total weight of 86.55 kg. The situation is different from area to area and according to the monitored areas: in the rocky bottoms, from 20 to 500 m of depth, the highest concentrations of waste on the bottom are found in the Ligurian Sea (1500 objects per hectare), in the Gulf of Napoli (1200 objects per hectare) and along the Sicilian coasts (900 objects per hectare).

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With waste we have reached the bottom of sea and 75% is plastic
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