How plastic 'microbeads' may be endangering wildlife in 'pristine' Antarctic



LEVELS of tiny plastic fragments in “pristine” Antarctic waters are much worse than expected, researchers from Yorkshire have found.
Academics at Hull University and British Antarctic Survey discovered five times more microplastics than would have been expected in waters, previously considered relatively pollution-free.
The microfibres don’t just come from broken down objects like carrier bags and ropes and nets floating in the sea
Every time a fleece is washed it releases more than 1,900 fibres that are too small for a washing machine filter to stop. Microbeads are also found in... read more

 
19 June 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 35
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