Study Shows New Soaring Levels Of Plastic In Our Oceans

February 13, 2015 9:22 PM

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Eight millions tons of plastic waste going into world's oceans each year, study estimates. Asian countries identified as the world offenders.(Photo : Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The concern about plastic being discarded into the oceans of the world -- and its threats to aquatic life and the environment -- just got more intense with a first study to provide an estimate of just how much plastic is dumped each year.

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