By: Chang Hsiung-feng and Chiang Yi-ching
The study, conducted by the Kuroshio Ocean Education Foundation, built on its work in 2018, when it gave its first analysis of microplastic pollution in the waters around Taiwan.
The foundation found microplastics — pieces of plastic less than 5 millimeters in length — at all of its selected test sites around Taiwan that year, with the highest density of pollution in the water samples collected on the country's northeastern and southwestern coasts.
In its latest study, which was conducted June 2019 to March 2020, the foundation focused on those two areas and analyzed ocean samples collected throughout the year. [FULL STORY]