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plastic waste in ocean
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How harmful is plastic, what in it is harmful and how does this affect living organisms?

Tonnes of waste from standard plastic products have been uncontrollably released into the world’s oceans, where they gradually break down. But how harmful is this plastic to living organisms, and what is it in these plastics that is so damaging?

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