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Trash in US NPs? It's 81% plastic

Plastic items make up 81 percent of all waste found in the country’s national parks and other public lands, according to a report released Tuesday by an advocacy group.

The analysis, done by Plastic-Free Parks TrashBlitz, a community project that tracks plastic pollution in parks, focused on garbage picked up by more than 500 volunteers at 44 cleanups at National Park Service sites from July through September.

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