10 Jul '11, 7pm

Holy cow... How Much Plastic Do Fish Ingest? : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Our world is becoming more and more plastic each year . From toys to packaging to gadgets and bags, it's not just that we produce more than 250 million tons each year around the world, but it's the fact that little of what we produce is ever recycled, so much of it ends up littering our planet. Specifically, the oceans have ended up becoming a giant dump for our plastic waste ; some seven million tons end up in our oceans. A new study, according to The New York Times , seeks to calculate just how much of that plastic ends up in fish. In the north Pacific ocean alone between 12,000 and 24,000 tons of plastic end up in fish . This is 9 percent of fish found in the north Pacific, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego. Keep in mind that this does not include fish that die from ingesting plastic and it doesn't include fish that pass the plastic thr...

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