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September 18, 2019 - Newsweek

Heartbreaking Images That Show the Impact of Plastic on Animals in the Oceans

Heartbreaking Images That Show the Impact of Plastic on Animals in the Oceans
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Every year, humanity produces around 300 million tons of plastic, with about eight million tons of the material entering the world's oceans—according to the United Nations Environmental Program.

"Plastic pollution disrupts the normal behavior of animals, and the normal functions of ecosystems," Elizabeth Mendenhall, from the University of Rhode Island's Department of Marine Affairs, told Newsweek.

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