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Take-away items for sale in the street, Tokyo ©ANDRÉS CÓZAR,

Riverine litter, Portugal ©ANDRÉS CÓZAR,

Fragment of expanded polyurethane foam collected from the surface waters of the South Pacific Ocean during Malaspina 2010 Circunnavigation. The 3-cm fragment is colonized by tentacled terebelid worms and shelled gastropods. COVER of PNAS journal © JOAN COSTA & ANDRÉS CÓZAR.

Microplastics found in Arctic waters © ELISA MARTI & ANDRES CÓZAR,

The Tara research vessel seen from the mast during the Arctic circumpolar expedition © FRANCOIS AURAT, Tara Expeditions Foundation.

Inventorying litter cleared from Camposoto beach, Spain © ANDRES COZAR,

Seal on an iceberg in front of Tara research vessel © ANNA DENIAUD, Tara Expeditions Foundation.

The Tara research vessel sails through ice chunks in the Arctic Ocean. Credit: © FRANCOIS AURAT, Tara Expeditions Foundation.

Microplastics in the South Atlantic Subtropical Gyre with scale bar. © BARBARA

Microplastics found in the South Atlantic Subtropical Gyre © BARBARA

Images of different categories of microplastics found in the Arctic Ocean in 2013. Granules are grouped together with industrial raw pellets, although the former are usually smaller than pellets. ELISA MARTI & ANDRES CÓ