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April 26, 2007

Plastic Bags Polluting Our Oceans

Cohasset Mariner

...in the Pacific Ocean there is an area the approximate size of Texas that is a nearly solid mass — an island -- of plastic bag debris. I tried to visualize this. It seemed so absurd that I started to doubt the facts of the article. I did my own research and found out that, sadly, this is all true. In fact there is an organization, the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, whose work has shown that this plastic island has 1,000,000 times more toxins than surrounding seawaters, and six times as much plastic per weight of water than zooplankton. And their most recent expedition uncovered that the acreage of this area is expanding rapidly...

Link: COLUMN: It’s time to stop using plastic bags.

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