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Know Your Enemy: The Secret Life of Microplastic.

Have you ever heard of microplastic? After reading this article you'll get to know your enemy a bit more!  image source: Oregon State University (under CC BY-SA 2.0) What is Microplastic? Microplastic is a very tiny piece of plastic that in length is less than 5mm.  These microplastic particles are seriously polluting the environment. It's believed that up to 75% of microplastics found in our oceans are from the breakdown of large plastic materials such as bottles and plastic bags.   How Are Microplastics Created? Microplastics are created by a range of sources including larger plastic debris that breaks down into these small pieces.  These microbeads are microplastics that are very small manufactured polyethylene plastics. These microplastics are commonly added to...

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