NERC Impact Awards 2018: 4,000 tonnes of microbeads no longer released into ocean

Professor Galloway, from Exeter University, and her team of colleagues at the University of Plymouth and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, started looking into the effect that tiny pieces of plastic could be having on marine life in 2004, at a time when other experts remained sceptical. The team predicted that microplastics, from sources like larger plastic pollution and microfibers from clothing, would be widespread in the ocean and the marine food chain – and went on to prove it. Now widely…

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NERC Impact Awards 2018: 4,000 tonnes of microbeads no longer released into ocean



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