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Plastic waste in Pacific far larger than feared, says study

The vast dump of plastic waste swirling in the Pacific ocean is now bigger than France, Germany and Spain combined--- far larger than previously feared--- and is growing rapidly, a study published Thursday warned. Researchers based in the Netherlands used a fleet of boats and aircraft to scan the immense accumulation of bottles, containers, fishing nets and microparticles known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) and found an astonishing build-up of plastic waste. We found about 80,000 tons of

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