Knowledge of the French on the masses of plastic waste in the seas 2015

Seventh continent: notoriety of the phenomenon of plastic waste in the world ocean with the French in 2015 *

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Release date

November 2015



Survey time period

October 30 - November 2, 2015

Number of respondents

1,005 respondents

Age group

18 years old and over

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

* The question was formulated by the source as follows: "The 7th Continent symbolizes masses of plastic waste concentrated in the global ocean. 80% of the plastics present at sea come from the human activity on the continents and no ocean is preserved by this massive presence of plastics (270 000 tons identified as on the surface of the ocean). Microscopic and invisible to the naked eye, these plastics carry endocrine disruptors, heavy metals and other pollutants. They are so many traps for biodiversity, fish, marine mammals and birds.
Have you ever heard of the 7th continent? "

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