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Piles of plastic waste are pictured on the seaside in the coastal town of Khalde, south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on September 22, 2016. Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Riding With ICE: 'We're Trying To Do The Right Thing'

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The Dangers Of Camping

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The Dangers Of Camping

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'Dunkirk' Director Christopher Nolan: 'We Really Try To Put You On That Beach'

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Hundreds of protesters hold signs and chant at a rally in front of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is scheduled to deliver a speech to the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, which backs school choice policies coast to coast. Ann Marie Awad/CPR hide caption

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Betsy DeVos Speech Greeted By Protesters She Calls 'Defenders Of The Status Quo'

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O.J. Simpson Parole Hearing Could Lead To His Release From Prison

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Piles of plastic waste are pictured on the seaside in the coastal town of Khalde, south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on September 22, 2016. Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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

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

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