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These images show the true impact of plastics on our oceans

Love Exploring Logo By Rachel Truman of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 20: Many of us are doing our bit to cut down plastic pollution by recycling and reducing single-use items such as bags and straws, but is it enough? With hundreds of thousands of tons of plastic leaking into our seas annually and plastics having been found in all corners of the ocean, there is no doubting the impact they're having on waterways and marine ecosystems. These powerful and hard-hitting images reveal the horrifying extent of damage.

The shocking truth about plastic

Many of us are doing our part to cut down plastic pollution by recycling and reducing single-use items such as bags and straws, but is it enough? With hundreds of thousands of tons of plastic leaking into our seas annually and plastics appearing in all corners of the ocean, there is no doubt about the impact they're having on waterways and marine ecosystems. These powerful images reveal the extent of damage.

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