Pernille Feilberg and Iurgi Salaverria

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Nine Things to Know About Microplastics

By Pernille Feilberg and Iurgi Salaverria 2018-05-16 19:07:46

Picking up a plastic bag from the beach makes a bigger difference than you might imagine. 1. What are microplastics? Microplastics come in all sizes, shapes and colors. Some particles are so small that they’re invisible without a microscope, while others are perceptible as grains or fibers of different sizes. Microplastics are defined as plastic pieces that are between one micrometer (one millionth of a meter) and five millimeters in size. Nanoplastics are particles that are smaller than one micrometer....

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