• Trash from land may end up as trash in the ocean, sometimes extremely far from land.
  • Some of it will eventually wash ashore, possibly far from where it originated.
  • About 80% of the trash that ends up in the oceans is plastic.
  • This is because a large amount of trash produced since World War II is plastic.
  • Plastic trash in the oceans may be ingested by marine organisms, which may then die from starvation.
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