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Why are Nike trainers washing up on beaches?

25 June 2019

shoe on a beach

On the evening of 3 March 2018, off the coast of North Carolina, the Maersk Shanghai was caught in a storm. A stack of its cargo-laden containers toppled overboard. Months later footwear started washing up on beaches in Bermuda, the Bahamas, Ireland and Orkney.

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Keywords: shipping, containers, sustainable, construction and mechanical, characteristics of technology, characteristics of technological outcomes

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