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Our chance to save the oceans from plastic

Two new studies found that the world is on track to triple the amount of plastic we send into our oceans in only two decades. But if civic and business leaders get on top of the crisis, we could reduce that rate by 80%. The results The world produces hundreds of millions of tons of plastic every year, and 40% of it ends up polluting the ocean or land. In 2016, 11 million metric tons of plastic ended up in ...
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Plastic: From birth to bans

Plastic was, at first, invented to stop the slaughter of elephants. Elephant tusks were in high demand for ivory-based billiard balls – and to stop poaching of elephants, a new material was needed. But it has gone from a marvel to a menace, in a way few could have foreseen. The birth of plastic The first successful plastic, celluloid, was made in 1869. However, it wasn’t until the end of World War II that plastic became widespread and ubiquitous – ...
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