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Tasmania- Southwest Marine Debris Cleanup 2011

Ninna Millikin reports on the 2011 South West Marine Debris Cleanup on Tasmania's remote south-west beaches. Despite being a wild and largely unvisited area, found within one of the planet's most significant World Heritage Areas, a vast quantity of marine debris - especially plastic pollution - washes up here from all around the globe. This short piece summarises the work of the 2011 Cleanup.

Activists: Most Trash Picked from Mexican Beach is from Elsewhere

By Ken Ellingwood, LA Times

REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY -- A recent cleanup of trash on a scenic Mexican beach seemed to confirm what many there thought: Most of the plastic garbage comes from outside Mexico.

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