Most common types of microplastics

15.10.2019

Each of us has the power to make a change.

Do you know what’s the most common type of microplastics?

Recent research finds that, in freshwater at least, it’s tiny pieces of artificial fibers — from laundry lint.

Sherri Mason, a chemist specializing in plastic pollution in freshwater systems at Penn State Behrend said: "We were interested in the microbeads, and we found them, but we found microfibers much more prominently. So 60 percent of the microplastics that we obtained were actually these microfibers."

More info: Plastics, Plastics Everywhere, by Sherri A. Mason

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