Microplastics are a bigger problem for humanity than first thought after a study revealed some shocking statistics.
We have tonnes of plastic in the oceans and it has been revealed that the same can be found in the polluted air we all breathe.
The stats on microplastics found in fish was shocking, 33% of cod sampled shown they all had the following in every fish:
- PE (Polyethylene)
- PP (Polypropylene)
- PET (Polyethylene terephthalate
- SA (Styrene acrylate)
You can view the full list of fish contaminated by microplastics by clicking this LINK
Eating fish including Tuna will contain some microplastics which you eat and bang what we have thrown away, that ends up in the sea will sooner or later end up on your plate or your sandwich.
Many people will now be fully aware that microplastics have been found in the air we breathe, this includes rubber from vehicles.
When a car goes past not only does it produce the pollution that kills 120,000 people in Manchester every year but also tiny particles of rubber from the tyre so small it could be breathed in causing further problems.
Finding an answer to reducing the rubber particles from tyres of all vehicles will be hard, microplastics are everywhere now, in our canals, rivers only recently the River Mersey was the most ‘Microplastic’ polluted river in the world.