Plastic in the Ocean
University of Georgia's Jenna Jambeck and her colleagues in the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis working group have put a number on the growing global problem of plastic inputs into the ocean. Their study, reported in the Feb. 13 edition of the journal Science, found between 4.8 and 12.7 million metric tons of plastic entered the ocean in 2010 from people living within 50 kilometers of the coastline. The graphic appeared in Time, the Washington Post, NBC News, Gizmodo, and many other online and print publications. It has been translated and published in books, video and online in Denmark, China, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.

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