Researchers say 8.8 million tons of plastic are dumped into oceans annually

A study published Feb. 12 in the journal Science analyzes the sources of marine debris and estimates that 4.8 million to 12.7 million tons of plastic was dumped into the ocean in 2010. The middle range for 2010 is about 8.8 million tons. Researchers predict that the amount of plastic dumped will rise by a factor of ten in the next decade. (cir.ca, 13/02/15)

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