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May 27, 2015

A look at the ocean and the environmental impact of our addiction to plastic. Includes interviews with Captain Charles Moore (Founder of Algalita, Marine Research and Education) and Lisa Kaas Boyle (environmental attorney and Founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition).


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“22 Facts About Plastic Pollution (And 10 Things We Can Do About It)”
From EcoWatch

“The Link Between Plastic Use and Climate Change: Nitty-gritty”
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Plastic Facts from the EPA 

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“Mediterranean Sea ‘accumulating zone of plastic debris'”
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“Surprise Finding Heightens Concern Over Tiny Bits Of Plastic Polluting Our Oceans” 
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“Exposure to harmful phthalates from processed foods and soft drinks” 

“Ocean Acidification: A Global Case of Osteoporosis”
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“Got Science? Nine Surprising Signs Momentum Is Building for Climate Action”
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