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Plastic Is Everywhere And Recycling Isn't The End Of It

A researcher tallied how much has been manufactured since plastic's invention: "Eight point three billion metric tons of plastics produced so far. That's just really a staggering amount."

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Everyone Comes To Life Goonies Never Say Die
La Puerta Roja City of the Sun
For The Worst (Feat. Idil) Wax Tailor
The Chase (feat. Raashan Ahmad & Mattic) Wax Tailor
Drifting Among Strangers Gavin Luke
Muy Tranquilo Gramatik
The Pilot Adam Young
Shackleton Adam Young

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Supermarine Hans Zimmer
Horse Manifesto The Pirate Ship Quintet
Whatzit [#] Mickey & the Soul Generation
Chocolate Mickey & the Soul Generation
From West Texas (From "Friday Night Lights" Soundtrack) Explosions In The Sky

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Have This Bones Domingo
Santeria Midnite String Quartet

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Plastic Is Everywhere And Recycling Isn't The End Of It

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Opening the Gates Chequerboard
Like a Bell to a Southerly Wind Chequerboard
Paper Crane Absofacto
Space Place (Instrumental) Michita
Nandodemo (Instrumental) Michita
Sooner or Later (Instrumental) Arms and Sleepers