Microplastics polluting Oregon beaches, killing wildlife

It just might be the biggest environmental crisis that most people have never heard about: tiny, contaminated pieces of plastic are polluting the world’s beaches.

Small plastics along the tide line of an Oregon beach may look like bits of shell, but they are, in fact, a pervasive form of pollution that scientists have discovered on nearly every ocean beach on Earth.

A recent one-square-meter sample of sand taken from Fort Stevens State Park in Warrenton yielded 10 pounds of plastics. (…) (ktvb.com, 16/05/14)

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