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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch isn't what you think

CBS News Sunday, 18 August 2019
60 Minutes producers clear up misconceptions about the concentration of litter — including plastic — in the ocean between California and Hawaii
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'Extreme' Microplastic Pile Found in North Atlantic Greenpeace researchers have found "extreme" concentrations of microplastics in the Sargasso Sea. One sample contained 1,300 fragments of microplastic. These levels of pollution are higher than those found in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The...

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