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Where does all the trash in the ocean come from?

It’s estimated that up to 80 percent of ocean plastic comes from a land-based source and enters the ocean through a river mouth. Man-made causes (such as improper disposal or littering) and natural causes (such as storms, rain, and wind) contribute to ocean plastic pollution and may vary based on location. The key to solving the crisis is to continue educating the public about the root causes and impact of plastic in the ocean.

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