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Recycling 3.0 & The Dilemma Of Microplastics

An expert in biogeochemistry explains that tiny plastics are showing up in crops and can be uptaken by plants into their tissues. What’s the next stop? Human digestive systems.

It’s Literally Raining Plastic

At any given time, 1,100 tons of microplastics are floating over the western United States, Wired reports. Plastic is falling from the sky — it’s literally raining plastic. Imagine yourself in a secluded spot such as the Utah desert or a peaceful forest in Oregon — yet plastic is raining … [continued]