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Magnets, vacuums and plant-based nets: the new fight to clean plastic from our seas

Microplastics are finding their way into the air, our drinking water, and even our placentas. Here is how some innovators are tackling themWhen it comes to microplastics, there’s rarely good news. Researchers continue to find the tiny plastic fragments everywhere they look.Microplastics have been found in rain, Arctic ice cores, inside the fish we eat, as well as in fruit and vegetables. New research suggests 136,000 tons of microplastics are ejected from the ocean each year, ending up in the air we breathe. They are in human placentas, our wastewater, and our drinking water. Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/18/microplastics-oceans-environment-science