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In April of this year, scientists from the Alfred Wegener Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research reported finding record amounts of plastic particles in the Arctic sea. Ice core samples were taken from five regions in the area. Up to 12,000 pieces of micro-plastic particles per liter of ice were found in the samples. Scientists believe that much of the plastic, cigarettes butts, and other debris came from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a mass of floating waste occupying 600,000 square miles between Hawaii and California.
Robison-Green, Rachel. "When it Comes to the Environment, is Education Morally Obligatory?". The Prindle Post. https://www.prindlepost.org/2018/05/when-it-comes-to-the-environment-is-education-morally-obligatory/