Plastic pollution: Arctic sea ice contains huge quantity of microplastics, reveals new analysis
24th April 2018
Scientists have found an unprecedented number of microplastics frozen in Arctic sea ice, demonstrating the alarming extent to which they are pervading marine environments.
Analysis of ice cores from across the region found levels of the pollution were up to three times higher than previously thought.
Dr Pennie Lindeque (DIAPOD) and Dr Jeremy Wilkinson (Eco-Light) provided expert comments and insight to the problem of microplastics in the Arctic for an article in the Independent (“Plastic pollution: Arctic sea ice contains huge quantity of microplastics, reveals new analysis“) and on the BBC News website (“Record concentration of microplastics found in Arctic“).
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