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Quarter-Million Tons of Plastic Plague Oceans

December 11th, 2014

Episode 161 of 725 episodes

Based on trawling samples and visual observations of plastic debris, computer models calculate that some 5.25 trillion particles of plastic—about 269,000 tons—may litter the world's oceans. Christopher Intagliata reports

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