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Microplastics Found In Arctic Snow Suggest Widespread Air Pollution

White and wonderful? Microplastics prevail in snow from the Alps to the Arctic Wind plays a role in carrying microplastics (shreds of plastic less than five millimeters long) to both the snowy streets of European cities and remote areas of the Arctic Ocean. The high concentrations found in snow samples from disparate regions suggest microplastics […]

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We Are Guinea Pigs In A Worldwide Experiment On Microplastics

 Listen to Article John Meeker, University of Michigan One of the main problems with plastics is that although we may only need them fleetingly – seconds in the case of microbeads in personal care products, or minutes as in plastic grocery bags – they stick around for hundreds of years. Unfortunately, much of this plastic ends up as […]