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NRDC – 10 Ways to Reduce Plastic Pollution

Help keep our marine life from eating and swimming in garbage. January 05, 2016 Sarah Engler While soaking up the relaxing cadence of crashing waves on the beach, no one wants to think about how the ocean has basically become garbage soup. But here’s the buzz-killing reality: There are millions of tons of debris floating Read More

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Tiny plastic, big problem

Scientists find that tiny pieces of plastic travel great distances, threatening the ocean ecosystem By Alison Pearce Stevens Pieces of plastic float here in ocean water. This pollution is a growing problem, and not just because it’s ugly: Plastic can kill many kinds of marine life. Plastic bottles lying in the gutter. Grocery bags tangled in branches. Read More

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This disturbing map shows just how much plastic is floating in our oceans

Drowning in plastic … the quarter of a million tonnes of plastic charted by a new survey may be only part of the picture.  Image: REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo Five trillion individual pieces, weighing a total of 268,000 tonnes. When the numbers are so big, it’s difficult to take in the full scale of the problem of Read More