Report on hundreds of millions of plastic particles found in the Hudson River

Washed up plastic debris in Keysport NJ
Source: NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Plastic Collection Report – NY/NY Baykeeper Feb 2016
plastic particles in Hudson River Water
Source: NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Plastic Collection Report – NY/NY Baykeeper Feb 2016
There is an astonishing amount of plastic floating around in the Hudson River Estuary – 165,840,512 particles are in the water at any given time. The particles make their way into the digestive systems of wildlife, fish and birds and it’s fair to assume that a good number of them end up in our bodies too.

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