In honor of World Environment Day and World Ocean Day last week, The Guardian addressed the issue of plastic waste via a series of snapshots. The photos in its gallery include garbage-eating cows, wildlife trapped in plastic and areas polluted with plastic bags.
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This week marked World Environment day and World Ocean day, both of which highlighted plastic global pollution as the most urgent problem facing our planet. So as a parody of our popular Week in wildlife gallery, from dead pelicans to trapped turtles and garbage-eating cows, we bring you ... the Week in plastic.