Thousands of tons of microplastics fall annually in American national parks

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According to a new study, 1,000 tons of microplastics fall annually in national parks and the desert in the western United States.

Eleven billion metric tons – according to an analysis conducted by a group of scientists from the United States, just as much plastic should accumulate in the environment by 2025. Most of this plastic ultimately pollutes nature. More than 1000 metric tons of microplastic particles are deposited only in American national parks and reserves.

This is equivalent to 300 million plastic bottles. Moreover, this pollution occurs “in almost all ecosystems of the planet”, the highest concentration – on the seabed.

The results are published in the journal Science.

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