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Humanity’s fast-food habit is filling the ocean with plastic

Plastic and other debris floats underwater in blue water

Plastic detritus from snacks and meals floats in the Red Sea. Marine sampling shows that food waste accounts for nearly 90% of plastic pollution at some locales. Credit: Andrey Nekrasov/Barcroft Media/Getty

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Nature 594, 476 (2021)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-01563-1

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