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Plastic Ain’t so Fantastic

Plastic Ain’t so Fantastic

Plastic Ain’t so Fantastic It is now believed that there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. Of that mass, 269,000 tons float on the surface, while some four billion plastic microfibers per square kilometer litter the deep sea. (1) Shoppers worldwide are using approximately 500 billion single-use plastic bags per year. This translates…

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30 plastic bags, 1 dead whale: Shocking toll of vast ocean pollution laid bare

30 plastic bags, 1 dead whale: Shocking toll of vast ocean pollution laid bare

Researchers have discovered more than 30 plastic bags inside the stomach of a dead whale, which likely blocked its intestines and led to it becoming stranded several times in shallow waters off the coast of Norway. The scientists described the mass of human-produced refuge lodged in the whale’s stomach as “not surprising” given the amount…

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