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plastic in the sea creates new island

A huge amount of discarded waste, including tons of plastic, has combined off the shore of England to create a floating island.

Straws, cups, bags and other human waste are known to seriously damage wild life living in the sea however this new development has surprised many scientists.

Speaking from a boat near the island, a local scientist has revealed: "The island is attracting birds which are getting stuck in the plastic and suffering. This is an international disaster!"