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A Look at the Global Issue of Plastic Waste

A roundup of snapshots that showcase how plastic waste is having an impact on the environment, wildlife and humans.

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.

The Guardian has more information:

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.

Read the full story here.

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