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Ontario - Alarming Amount of Plastic Found in Sand on Sunset Beach

A day at the beach for some 4th year Brock University Geography students tasked with assessing plastic waste have come back with some alarming results.

In October, the students visited Sunset Beach in north St. Catharines to measure the quantity of plastics turning up on the sand.

Students measured out one metre plots on the beach and sifted through the sand to collect as many tiny pieces of plastic as they could.

In one sample,  665 pieces of plastic material were discovered.

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