Study Estimates Nearly 270,000 Tons of Plastic Floating in World's Oceans

December 11, 2014 4:03 PM

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A new study estimates nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world's oceans.

The study in the scientific journal PLOS ONE says the plastic is broken up into more than 5 trillion pieces. Together, it enough to fill more than 38,500 garbage trucks.

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