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In pictures: Plastic pollution and our oceans

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 17: Plastic bag floating over reef in the ocean, Costa Rica

With millions of tons of plastic waste being dumped into the sea every year and barely any ocean area free of such pollutants, the environmental impact on marine life and species is tremendous. Take a look at the hazardous effects of plastic pollution on our oceans.

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