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The Massive Problem Of Microplastic

Jun 4, 2020

Microplastics from the Corsica River are pictured at the laboratory of Dr. Lance Yonkos in the Department of Environmental Science & Technology at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.
Credit Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program / Flickr Creative Commons

As water bottles break down and fleece jackets shed fibers in the washing machine, small pieces of plastic enter the ecosystem. What threat does this pollutant pose to the environment?

Bay Journal reporter Whitney Pipkin is the author of a recent Abell Foundation report on microplastics. She describes how this debris impacts marine life and steps can we take to reduce plastic pollution.

More information about the documentary, "The Story of Plastic," here.