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Study: 1 to 2 million tons of US plastic trash go astray

A new study finds that well more than a million tons of plastic waste in the U.S. isn't going where it should, instead ending up in oceans and rivers and along roadsBy SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science WriterOctober 30, 2020, 11:11 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMore than a million tons a year of America's plastic trash isn't ending up where it should. The equivalent of as many as 1,300 plastic grocery bags per person is landing in places such as oceans and roadways, according to a new study of U.S. plastic trash.In 2016 — the last year enough data was available and before several countries cracked down on imports of American waste — the United States generated 46.3 million tons (42 million metric tons) of plastic waste, by far the most in the world. Between 2.7%...