Saturday, March 31, 2018

Microplastics Amounts in Ocean Under-Estimated!

Hi Everyone...

University of Manchester researchers recent microplastics study was published March 12th in Nature Geoscience. In this study they found that after extensive flooding of the rivers in northwest England 70% of the microplastics (that is 43 Billion plastic particles!) in the riverbeds ended up in the Ocean. They now believe the estimates of 5 Trillion plastic particles in the oceans is far to low.

In January the UK banned microbeads from the cosmetic industry. Illinois is the first state in the US to ban microbeads recently.