A team of Brazilian researchers has discovered a startling number of plastic rocks on a remote island in the South Atlantic Ocean. The team, which visited the Trindade Island, located 400 miles off the coast of Brazil, found an alarming amount of plastic rocks, some of which were in the form of large pieces of plastic litter. According to the researchers, the plastic rocks posed a serious threat to the island’s fragile environment, with some of the pieces being so large that they could be mistaken for natural rocks.
The team also noted that the plastic rocks had likely been in the environment for some time, as some of them were covered in a layer of algae. The findings highlight the need for better waste management practices, as plastic pollution is an increasingly pressing issue worldwide.