Nanoplastic pollution found at both of Earth’s poles for the first time

25 January 2022, 6:58 GMT
By The Guardian

Tiny particles including tyre dust found in ice cores stretching back 50 years, showing global plastic contamination.


“In Greenland, half the nanoplastics were polyethylene (PE), used in single-use plastic bags and packaging. A quarter were tyre particles and a fifth were polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is used in drinks bottles and clothing.

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