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Clarification: Homes-Single Use Plastics story

FILE - This July 17, 2018, file photo, shows wrapped plastic straws at a bubble tea cafe in San Francisco. Avoiding single-use plastics like straws, plastic bags and water bottles is easier than it seems and can feel empowering, say those who've managed to stop using them altogether. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

In a story Nov. 14, The Associated Press quoted Kera Abraham Panni of the Monterey Bay Aquarium as saying only 9 percent of plastic has been recycled. The story should have clarified that Panni, who was citing figures from Science magazine, meant 9 percent of plastics ever made, rather than 9 percent of plastics produced in a given year.

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