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According to a new analysis published in the journal Nature Sustainability, plastic items dominate garbage in the ocean. Funded by the BBVA Foundation and Spanish science ministry, it focused on identifiable items bigger than 3cm, excluding fragments and microplastics. Single-use plastic bags accounted for the highest share of garbage items documented across seven aquatic ecosystems at 14.1 percent. Plastic bottles were the second most common item at 11.9 percent while food containers and cutlery followed with 9.4 percent.
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