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    UK Declares War on Plastic After Nature Documentary

    The British are coming … to clean up. After broadcaster David Attenborough’s rousing narration of the harmful effects of ocean plastics on sea life, Britons have sprung into action to help rid their island of plastic waste. The short segment of Blue Planet II was voted the must-see TV moment of the year and sparked what’s being called the “Blue Planet effect.” Dozens of large companies have signed up for the U.K. Plastics Pact to reduce waste, and the government is even weighing a ban on single-use plastics.

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