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“Plastic Soup”

https://virginpure.com/a-plastic-soup-researchers-reveal-the-true-scope-of-plastics-in-our-oceans/

Bryce’s ocean pollution image accompanies this story – Virgin Pure showcases a new study on plastics in our oceans.  Marcus Eriksen from Five Gyres  and others have mapped the true extent of plastic pollution in our oceans for the first time.  5 main points from the study (which can be read here @ PLOS ONE):

  1.  There are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean
  2.  Plastic pollution weighs more than every human combined
  3.  Plastics infect the food chain – all the way to our plates
  4.  Plastic collects in gyres and turns our oceans into plastic soups
  5.  Only 5% of plastic is recycled

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