UTAS study shows plastic waste on beaches causing temperature increase

Brinley Duggan
Updated May 26 2021 - 7:04am, first published 6:58am
A hermit crab in a washed up plastic tub on Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Picture: Silke Stuckenbrock/Supplied
A hermit crab in a washed up plastic tub on Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Picture: Silke Stuckenbrock/Supplied

Some of the most remote islands in the world have accumulated enough plastic on their beaches it is causing the sand to heat up, a new study has found.

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Brinley Duggan

Brinley Duggan

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