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Plastics Don't Disappear, But They Do End Up In Seabirds' Bellies

By Melissa Block

- Published on June 17, 2014 by NPR

The vast majority of debris in the ocean — about 75 percent of it — is made of plastic. It can consist of anything from plastic bottles to packaging materials, but whatever form it takes, it doesn't go away easily. While plastic …

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Plastics Don't Disappear, But They Do End Up In Seabirds' Bellies
Obama to order ocean protections with executive powers, Kerry says

By Suzanne Goldenberg

- Published on June 16, 2014 by The Guardian

The US secretary of state, John Kerry, says saving the world's oceans was a vital security issue, and has urged leaders at an international summit to take immediate action on overfishing and pollution. Kerry, speaking at the star…

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Obama to order ocean protections with executive powers, Kerry says
Microplastics 'Pose Toxic Threat to Marine Biodiversity'

By Mark Kinver

- Published on December 1, 2013 by BBC News

An Article published by BBC News highlights the connection between marine plastic pollution and it's potentially deleterious effect on worms nicknamed the "eco-engineers".  The burrows produced by the lugworms can change the entir…

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Groups Urge More Cooperation on Marine Litter

By Steve Toloken

- Published on November 27, 2013 by Plastics News

 A global alliance of plastics associations is calling on governments and other business sectors like retailers and brand owners to do more to combat trash littering the ocean, and said such broader cooperation could be key to fut…

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