Rock made of plastic turns up on Hawaii beach

This example of a newly named rock, called plastiglomerate, is made of lava rock, green and red netting, yellow rope and melted plastic. A pencil (lower left), used for scale, shows that the plastic-bound rocks can get pretty big.

P. Corcoran et al/GSA Today 2014

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