River floods are boosting the global spread of plastic, study finds
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The research revealed that, globally, a low-severity flood can boost the spread potential of plastic nearly 10-fold, when compared to non-flooding conditions.
However, the ability of floods to boost the spread of plastic is greatest in developing regions, which tend to have the highest rates of plastic pollution and the lowest number flood defences, the study said.
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