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The plastic littering a beach can be tracked to its source

Plastic trash covers the beach in Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia on January 27, 2021.

Paradise lost: plastic fouls a beach in Bali, Indonesia. A new model can identify the sources of such rubbish. Credit: Agung Parameswara/Getty

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Nature 602, 551 (2022)



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