“The bottom of the Baltic Sea is littered with over 40,000 tonnes of chemical weapons and half a million tonnes of conventional weapons, a deadly memento of WWII.

According to the Mare Foundation, another 60 percent of the garbage found in the sea is plastic, while marine fauna and flora is continually destroyed by around 850,000 tonnes of agricultural and industrial substance waste flowing into the sea from rivers and through the soil.

Polish scientists from the Polish Academy of Science’s Institute of Oceanology are hoping to find solutions for at least one of those issues – the toxic leakages from sunk weapons, ships and planes.”

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