There are an estimated 270,000 tons of plastic floating on the surface of the ocean and according to a new study authored by researchers at Plymouth University found, a staggering 700 different marine species are threatened by its presence.
These overflows can have devastating consequences for public health and the environment: They can trigger dangerous outbreaks of waterborne diseases and are often linked to fish kills. And when sewage overflows into homes and businesses, expensive remediation and decontamination is needed to make them safe again.
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