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Plastic to outweigh fish in oceans by 2050

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In this file photo, an Indonesian young boy collects plastics on a polluted river in North Jakarta, March 20, 2008. Mast Irham/EPA
An overwhelming 95% of plastic packaging worth $80-120 billion (73-110 billion euros) a year is lost to the economy after a single use

DAVOS, Switzerland (Jan. 20, 2016) — Plastic rubbish will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050 unless the world takes drastic action to recycle the material, a report warned Tuesday, January 19, on the opening day of the annual gathering of the rich and powerful in the snow-clad Swiss ski resort of Davos.

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