A rubbish-strewn beach in the southern Chinese province of Hainan. Around 10 million tonnes of plastic waste are currently dumped in the sea each year. Photo: AFP

Chinese scientists hope to fight ocean pollution by making plastic that breaks down when exposed to seawater

Researchers hope to start producing products that contain chemicals which trigger a chemical reaction when exposed to water as part of efforts to tackle scourge of marine life

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A rubbish-strewn beach in the southern Chinese province of Hainan. Around 10 million tonnes of plastic waste are currently dumped in the sea each year. Photo: AFP
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