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‘Trash islands’ off Central America indicate ocean pollution problem

‘Trash islands’ off Central America indicate ocean pollution problem

November 25, 2017

OMOA (Honduras), Nov 25 — Floating masses of garbage of some of the Caribbean’s pristine beaches offer grim evidence of a vast and growing problem of plastic waste heedlessly dumped in the ocean, local residents, activists and experts say. These “trash islands” have been captured in images by photographer Caroline Power, who lives on Honduran island of Roatan. The problem shows that trash “continues to enter our oceans that leads to the formation of these trash... Read more

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