(FILES) This handout photo released on March 22, 2018 by the Ocean Cleanup shows Mega Expedition mothership R/V Ocean Starr crew pulling a ghost net from the Pacific Ocean in 2015. 
Researchers in the US and Britain have accidentally engineered an enzyme which eats plastic and may eventually help solve the growing problem of plastic pollution, a study said on April 17, 2018. More than eight million tons of plastic are dumped into the world's oceans every year, and concern is mounting over this petroleum-derived product's toxic legacy on human health and the environment. / AFP PHOTO / Ocean Cleanup / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / OCEAN CLEANUP" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
The crew of R/V Ocean Starr pull a ghost net from the Pacific Ocean in 2015. More than eight million tons of plastic are dumped into the world's oceans every year, and concern is mounting over this peShow more

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