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Malibu resident Julie Andersen, who serves as the global executive director of Plastic Oceans International, processes subsurface water samples during a 10-day research trip to Antigua and Aruba that concluded earlier this month. Emma Feggetter/eXXpedition
Suzanne Guldimann, Freelance Reporter
2:28 am PST December 27, 2019
Julie Andersen, the global executive director of the Malibu-based nonprofit environmental organization Plastic Oceans, recently returned from a plastic pollution research expedition to Antigua and Aruba. What she found is all too familiar: trash — lots of it.