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Ocean Conservancy

An estimated 150 million metric tons of plastic waste are in the ocean today, and every year an estimated 8 million metric tons more are being added [1]. With oil prices at an all-time low, coupled with growing population levels and economic prosperity, plastic production and consumption are predicted to double over the coming decade. Without immediate intervention, 250 million metric tons of plastic waste could be in the ocean in fewer than 10 years.

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