Study Shows That 270,000 Tons Of Plastic Float In The Ocean

December 10, 2014 11:58 PM

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HONOLULU (AP) -- A new study estimates nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world's oceans. That's enough to fill more than 38,500 garbage trucks.

The plastic is broken up into more than 5 trillion pieces, said the study published Wednesday in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.

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