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Balos Bay, Crete, Greece

Plastic bottles, washed up on Balos Beach, on Gramvousa peninsula, in north western Crete, Greece. The beach is famous for its white sands and turquoise waters and is a protected nature reserve. More than 10% of plastic disgarded every year ends up in the ocean. These bottles can take up to 500 years to disintegrate. Just 15% of the plastic in the Mediterranean washes up on the beach.

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Plastic bottles, washed up on Balos Beach, on Gramvousa peninsula, in north western Crete, Greece. The beach is famous for its white sands and turquoise waters and is a protected nature reserve. More than 10% of plastic disgarded every year ends up in the ocean. These bottles can take up to 500 years to disintegrate. Just 15% of the plastic in the Mediterranean washes up on the beach.