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Microplastic waste: This massive (tiny) threat to sea life is now in every ocean

By Steve Connor

- Published on July 13, 2014 by the Independent

Pollution of the oceans by tiny pieces of plastic debris is now so widespread that only radical action to eliminate the waste at source can limit further damage to marine wildlife, according to scientists. Microplastics, which ca…

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Microplastic waste: This massive (tiny) threat to sea life is now in every ocean
CNN: U.N. report: Our oceans are trashed with plastic

By Casey Tolan

- Published on June 24, 2014 by CNN

(CNN) -- A series of new reports are raising concerns about the damage plastic waste is doing to oceans -- harming marine animals, destroying sensitive ecosystems, and contaminating the fish we eat. But experts say that the solut…

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CNN: U.N. report: Our oceans are trashed with plastic
Plastic a plague on world's oceans, United Nations warns

By Agence France-Presse in Nairobi

- Published on June 23, 2014 by South China Morning Post

The dumping of plastic waste into oceans is causing at least US$13 billion a year of damage, threatening marine life, tourism and fisheries, the UN warned yesterday at the launch of a global environment conference. "Plastics have…

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Plastic a plague on world's oceans, United Nations warns
World First Report Reveals the Environmental Impact of the Consumer Goods Industry’s Use of Plastics is $75 Billion US

By Elizabeth Coad

- Published on June 23, 2014 by Business Wire

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a new first-of-its kind report released today, the natural capital cost of the worldwide consumer goods industry’s impact on the environment through the use of plastics in its products has been valued…

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