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Moment Plastic Enters Food Chain Captured on Video

Posted by feww on March 11, 2017

One way waste plastic enters the global food chain

A researcher has filmed the moment plastic microfiber is ingested by plankton, thereby entering the marine and global food chain.

About 150 million tons of plastic vanishes from the world’s waste inventory each year.

Freeze frame from a video captured by Dr Richard Kirby shows plankton ingesting plastic microfiber. Source: BBC.

Video and article posted at Plankton ingesting plastic microfiber.

Additional reading:

http://www.esm.ucsb.edu/research/2016Group_Projects/documents/PataPlastFinalReport.pdf

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