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The Massive Problem Of Microplastic

Aug 19, 2020

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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 report on microplastics.

How is this debris impacting marine life? What steps can we take to reduce plastic pollution? Click here for more information about the documentary "The Story of Plastic". This interview originally aired June 4, 2020.