Seen by Wolfgang Trettnak shortly after the end of the conference OUR OCEAN 2017 in October 2017 in Malta!
The photos were taken in Valletta (Marsamxett Harbour), where plenty of plastics were floating in the water at a ferry landing point, and on Għajn Tuffieħa beach, where surprisingly high amounts of microplastics could be seen both on the beach and floating in the water.
The photos show typical plastic debris, which can be found on the beach: plastic film, containers, cups, nets, a knife, ropes, lines, styrofoam and many fragments of unidentified origin. Some of the materials are typical consumer products, others are used e.g. in fishing and related activities.