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Plastic: Fossils of the future

from Nature World News

Plastic pollution is a worldwide problem — about 32 million tons of U.S. plastic waste was generated in 2012, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Now, researchers have discovered an unexpected way that some plastic waste is persisting: as a stone. A team from the University of Western Ontario published a study in the journal GSA Today describing rocks made of plastic, called "plastiglomerates," found on the Big Island of Hawaii. more


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