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Study: 269,000 Tons of Plastic Fouling World's Oceans

A new study has highlighted the pervasiveness of plastic pollution in Earth's oceans. Researchers unveiled Wednesday what they called the most scientifically rigorous estimate to date of the amount of plastic litter in the oceans — about 269,000 tons of shopping bags, bottles, toys, action figures, bottle caps, pacifiers and much more — based on data from 24 ship expeditions around the globe over six years. "There's much more plastic pollution out there than recent...

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