There is now 17 million tonnes of microplastic in the Atlantic Ocean, it becomes 80 times more toxic after absorption of lipophilic toxic chemicals such as PAHs. We masure 1000 times more partially combusted carbon particles in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean in comparison to plastic. While carbon is non toxic it is much better at absorbing liphillic chemicals than plastic, and as such it is probably more toxic. Why are carbon particles not considered in Oceanic pollution?