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Plastic Debris is Threatening River Life
Discarded plastic, food wrappers and polystyrene cups are threatening wildlife in Britain's rivers, a new study suggests.

Plastic debris is harming Britain’s rivers where it is accumulating in large amounts, scientists have warned.

Researchers claim plastic litter, polystyrene cups and discarded packaging are choking river habitats but goes largely unnoticed as they are hidden on the bottom of rivers.

They documented 8,490 pieces of plastic, food wrappers and other debris while conducting a three month study of a major stretch of river.

Their findings suggest the problem of plastic debris in water environments extends far further than just the world’s oceans, where environmental groups have raised concerns about the amount of waste accumulating.

 
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