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Millions of tonnes of plastic end up in the oceans every, affecting marine wildlife all along the food chainMillions of tonnes of plastic end up in the oceans every, affecting marine wildlife all along the food chain (AFP Photo/Anthi Pazianou)

Lesbos Island (Greece) (AFP) – Knee-deep in water on a picture-postcard Lesbos island beach, a team of Greek university students gently deposits a wall-sized PVC frame on the surface before divers moor it at sea.

Holding in plastic bags and bottles, four of the 5 metre-by-5-metre (16 foot-by-16-foot) frames are part of an experiment to determine if seaborne litter can be detected with EU satellites and drones.

“This was the first big day,” says project supervisor Konstantinos Topuzelis, an assistant professor at the University

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