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Our planet wrapped in plastic

Our planet wrapped in plastic
Michael Gross

Summary

Since 1950, the amount of synthetic polymers produced has increased exponentially and faster than the growth of the global economy. The amount of plastic waste that ends up in the environment is copying that curve, causing serious problems for wildlife. Plastic-bearing sediment layers may in the future help define the Anthropocene. Michael Gross reports.

Publisher URL: http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(17)31016-3

DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.08.007

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