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Microplastics are raining down from the sky

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IN WHAT LOOKS like a pristine, remote mountain region, tiny pieces of plastic pollution were found raining down from the sky—raising questions about the global extent of plastic pollution—a first-of-its-kind study has found.

Scientists recorded a daily rate of 365 microplastic particles per square meter falling from the sky in the Pyrenees Mountains in southern France.

“It was incredible how much microplastic was being deposited,” said Deonie Allen, a researcher at EcoLab in the School of Agricultural and Life Sciences in Toulouse, France. There were no obvious sources for the microplastics within 60 miles (100 kilometers), said Allen, the lead author of the study published Monday in Nature Geoscience.

“Microplastic is a new atmospheric pollutant,” Allen said.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/04/microplastics-pollution-falls-from-air-even-mountains/

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Piney

That's from all the idiotic chemical companies who pushed "degradable" and people thought it was "biodegradable". <_<

 

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Doc Socks Junior
3 minutes ago, Piney said:

That's from all the idiotic chemical companies who pushed "degradable" and people thought it was "biodegradable". <_<

 

It'll all degrade...eventually.  ;)

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OverSword

I am looking at all the plastic items just on my desk here and know we have filled our graves in with our plastic culture.

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Piney
4 hours ago, Doc Socks Junior said:

It'll all degrade...eventually.  ;)

It's doing that now boss. :yes:

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