Plastic for dinner?
Microfibres are found in our food and drink
The more you look, the more you find. Scientists are increasingly finding microfibres contaminating our environment—from our groundwater to the sediment around beaches, the ice in the arctic, and even in products that we eat and drink, such as bottled and tap water, beer, salt and seafood.
In a study* published in 2018 which analysed 159 samples of tap water from 14 countries, 12 brands of beer, and 12 brands of commercial sea salt, it was found that over 80% of the samples contained human-generated debris, most of which came from synthetic microfibres.
The statistics speak for themselves. We are contaminating the oceans, our eco-systems, and ourselves.
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*Study by student Mary Kosuth and associate professor Elizabeth Wattenberg from the University of Minnesota and Sherri Mason, a chemistry professor at the State University of New York at Fredonia.