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The remnants of plastic products are having a horrifying effect on the environment. Aquatic life is particularly susceptible, as much of the plastic waste eventually finds it way into aquatic environments. The Smithsonian has the story of how the majority of that waste originates from agricultural uses, and what researchers (including some here in Oregon) are looking to for solutions: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/most-plastic-trash-comes-farms-heres-what-were-trying-do-about-it-180954873/