UN: Plastic Accounts for $13B in Damage to Marine Habitat

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The Ronald H. Brown United States Mission to the United Nations is seen in New York (VOA File)
The Ronald H. Brown United States Mission to the United Nations is seen in New York (VOA File)
The Ronald H. Brown United States Mission to the United Nations is seen in New York (VOA File)

By Rosanne Skirble – It is hard to imagine a world without plastic. Plastic keeps our food fresh and protects medicine. It is used in all kinds of consumer products, from electronics to fountain pens. But while plastic is a $374 billion industry in the United States alone, it also has become a major global environmental headache, littering roads and contaminating waterways. In this report, VOA’s Rosanne Skirble considers the impact of plastic on the world’s ecosystems, and what to do about it.

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