U.S. in Top 20 of Worst Ocean Plastic Polluters

February 12, 2015 10:11 PM

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U.S. in Top 20 of Worst Ocean Plastic Polluters

Scientists have come up with a new way to measure ocean trash—and the numbers are even worse than thought.

In 2010, eight million tons of plastic trash ended up in the ocean from coastal countries—far more than the total that has been measured floating on the surface in the ocean's "garbage patches."

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