Microplastics

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Ever since Blue Planet 2 shocked us with upsetting footage of a grief-stricken whale mother dragging her dead calf, we have been obsessed with plastic. Or, rather, a desire to get rid of it.

But it’s not just the fishing gear, single-use bags, and plastic garbage we have to worry about. Microplastics are tiny particles of plastic material that find their way into the food chain and into animals’ guts. They are harmful – at times, potentially lethal – and they appear to be everywhere we look. In the Arctic, in the Galapagos, and on our plates. Even, it seems, in the world’s deepest ocean trenches.

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Microplastics

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