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Plastic trash in the ocean is a global problem, and the US is the top source – a new report urges action

By Matthew Savoca, Postdoctoral researcher, Stanford University
Anna Robuck, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Lauren Kashiwabara, Master's Degree Student in Biological Sciences, University of the Pacific
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An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic waste enters the ocean each year – equivalent to dumping in a garbage truckload of it every minute. A new report calls on the US to help stem the deluge.The Conversation


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