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"Airborne plastic pollution ‘spiraling around the globe’, study finds"


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The researchers said human pollution has led to a global plastic cycle, akin to natural processes such as the carbon cycle, with plastic moving through the atmosphere, oceans and land. The result is the “plastification” of the planet, said one scientist.

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They found that roads were the dominant factor in the western US, linked to about 85% of the microplastics in the air. These are likely to include particles from tires and brake pads on vehicles, and plastics from litter that had been ground down. The oceans were estimated to be the source of about 10% of the airborne plastics in western US, and soils 5%.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/12/airborne-plastic-pollution-spiralling-around-the-globe-study-finds

 

Looks like we will all be made of plastic in a few hundred years.... 

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4 hours ago, Avacado said:

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/12/airborne-plastic-pollution-spiralling-around-the-globe-study-finds

 

Looks like we will all be made of plastic in a few hundred years.... 

 

...dammit, I knew this was going to happen, given all those plastics I peeled of new mobos and GPUs ...

 

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