A Sea of Plastic

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A dead laysan albatross chick, showing a belly full of plastic garbage. (Photo courtesy Claire Fackler via Wikimedia Commons.)
A dead laysan albatross chick, showing a belly full of plastic garbage. (Photo courtesy Claire Fackler via Wikimedia Commons.)

More than 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris float in the world’s oceans. Plastic bags and water bottles. Bottle caps, straws and takeout containers. Shoes and toys and cigarette butts. Fishnets – even boats.

Invading the food chain

Plastics kill a million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals a year...

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