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Drastic Plastic

CJJJAll over Midway Island birds are dying from eating the plastic that floats in the surrounding seas. Midway, as its name suggests, is halfway across the Pacific, as far as any place could be from any continent. But you can’t avoid plastic. 6.4 million tons of it is dumped in the sea every year. Everything you have ever thrown away is still with us, and will be for 450 years. So the birds will decay away to nothing, but their plastic memorial cairn will be there for half a millennium. Continue reading Drastic Plastic