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Plastics in our ocean

Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020

Test your knowledge about plastics in our oceans, and learn about how they impact the environment by clicking on the image below...

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Graphics in question one 'What is the largest source of plastics into the oceans?' were altered versions of icons found on www.flaticon.com:

  1. Cotton buds by monkik
  2. Fishing gear by Freepik
  3. Drinks bottles by monkik
  4. No one really knows by turkkub 

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