“Plastic rocks could be tomorrow’s fossils”




A rock made partially of plastic, found recently on a Hawaiian beach, inspired scientists to consider what role plastics will play in the geologic record many years from now.

In the wake of their discovery, the two scientists decided to dub these types of rocks “plastiglomerates.”

Some scientists say that plastiglomerates mark the beginning of new geological era, the Anthropocene — the presence and proliferation of plastic rocks marking the point at which human activity began leaving its most visible and vast imprint on the earth via pollution.


For Anthropocene read Non-Biodegradable Age.


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My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

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