https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/06/plastic-planet-waste-pollution-trash-crisis/

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This story is part of Planet or Plastic? —our multiyear effort to raise awareness about the global plastic waste crisis. Learn what you can do to reduce your own single-use plastics , and take your pledge . Read this story and more in the issue of National Geographic magazine. If plastic had been invented when the Pilgrims sailed from Plymouth, England, to North America—and the Mayflower had been stocked with bottled water and plastic-wrapped snacks—their plastic trash would likely still be around, four centuries later. If the Pilgrims had been like many people today and simply tossed their empty bottles and wrappers over the side, Atlantic waves and sunlight would have worn all that plas... Full story

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