Special Report: A Plastic Tide

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • The world now produces 299 million tons of plastics a year, most of which ends up in the oceans
  • A hard-hitting documentary from Sky News, “A Plastic Tide,” showcases the urgent problem of plastic pollution and what some activists are doing about it
  • Volunteers in Mumbai, India, and other places are cleaning up the plastic pollution on beaches
  • Marine animals die from eating plastic, which they can mistake for food or become entangled in
  • CT scans reveal plastic in the tissues of mussels found in Belgium

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