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Next on City Visions: Why We're Eating Ocean Plastic

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Vaidehi Shah
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Scientists estimate that over 8 million tons of plastic enter the world’s oceans each year. Much of it breaks down into irretrievable tiny particles, wreaking havoc on the sea creatures who mistake it for food. Now some of this plastic is finding its way back into our food system, not as packaging, but inside our food and water.

How can we stop the onslaught of plastic into our oceans? Can we protect marine life? How does ingesting plastic affect human life? Find out on City Visions, Monday night at 7 on local public radio 91.7 KALW, San Francisco.