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ICYMI - our story reports on a deep-sea survey of the Pacific that found there are tiny particles of pollution at *every* depth of the ocean. The team @MBARI_News also found pieces of plastic in giant larvaceans, a type of filter feeder, in the Pacific newscientist.com/article/220575…
We know that pristine mountains are also being littered with microplastics from the air… newscientist.com/article/219945…
…as are remote mountain glaciers newscientist.com/article/219939…
Plastics that degrade faster risk increasing the amount of microplastic in the environment. There are an estimated five trillion pieces of plastic in the oceans. Where did they come from and how did they get there?
What solutions have been touted to solve our plastics crisis? newscientist.com/article/mg2383…
Want to know more about plastic pollution in British waters? Pollution researcher @AlexMcGoran will be discussing this @NewSciLive this year. Find out more live.newscientist.com/talks
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