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Oh, The Places Your Plastic Waste Will Go!

The Great Atlantic Garbage Patch

A soup of plastic waste with up to 36 million plastic particles per square kilometer in an area that spans the distance between Virginia to Cuba.

80 % of marine debris comes from land-based waste.  In Massachusetts alone, a clean-up effort called “Clean-Sweep” took place.  Volunteers collected 5,712 pounds of plastic bags; one of the most common forms of litter found.