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Plastic garbage zones are not just in the Pacific

The plastic garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean has received substantial media attention. However, recent studies have shown that there are a number of such garbage patches, and that unfortunately they are larger than originally believed. The so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch is estimated to be...

New York Assembly Approves Passage Of First-In-The-Nation Ban On Plastic Microbeads In Commonly Used Cosmetics

Microbead-Free Waters Act Bans Plastic Beads Used In Facial Scrubs, Shampoos And Toothpaste. Found At High Levels In Lake Erie, Microbeads Pollute New York Waters And Pose Emerging Threat To Wildlife, Public Health. Protecting Our Waterways Is Among New York’s Most Important Responsibilities...