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Wed May 16, 2018, 10:46 AM

The Bottom of The Ocean is Littered With Plastic

From Popular Mechanics

Scientists have confirmed that plastic bags litter the very depths of the Earth's oceans inside the Mariana Trench. The findings highlight a polluted region of the ocean often ignored: the very bottom.

Scientists from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and the United Nations were able to determine that "plastics are ubiquitous even at depths >6000 m (over 3.7 miles down) and 92 percent was single-use products." Single-use plastic was even found at 10,898 meters (11 miles down) below the surface inside the Trench.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bottom-ocean-littered-plastic-160700655.html

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Wed May 16, 2018, 10:51 AM

1. Relax- in a few hundred thousand years marine life will evolve to eat that stuff. In a...

million or so it might itself evolve into marine life.

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Wed May 16, 2018, 12:02 PM

2. i have been buying bracelets from 4Oceans..

...each bracelet ($20) pays for one pound of ocean clean up. Each month they highlight a different environmental cause with a different color string holding the clear plastic beads.

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