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Synthetic rubber, made from a variant of plastic, makes up 60% of rubber tyres

 

“Our daily activities, such as washing clothes and driving, significantly contribute to the pollution choking our oceans, with potentially disastrous effects on the rich diversity of life within them, and on human health,” – Francois Simard, ¬†International Union for Conservation of Nature, Marine programme

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39042655