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February , 2015
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Eight million metric tons of plastic enter the oceans per year

Source: The Times of India, Date: February , 2015

Scientists have for the first time quantified the amount of plastic waste being dumped into our oceans. About eight million tons of plastic waste wound up in the world's oceans in 2010 and researchers warn that the cumulative amount could increase more than 10-fold in the next decade unless the international community improves its waste management practices. Jenna Jambeck from the University of Georgia in Athens along with scientists from the US and Australia studied the sources of ocean-bound plastic around the world and developed models to estimate their annual contributions.

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