More Plastic Pollution On Maharashtra Beaches Than K'taka, Goa

  • 11 Jan 2020

  • Beaches in Maharashtra are more polluted with microplastics and macroplastics than those in Goa and Karnataka, according to a study conducted by Goa-based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO).
  • The study has blamed plastic industries located near the shore and increased tourism activities for the pollution.
  • Plastics less than five millimeters in length are called 'microplastics' and the relatively larger particles, of more than 5 mm, are classified as 'macroplastics'.