New York City Waterways Teeming With Microplastic

A new study shows that the waterways around New York City are teeming with plastics, including microbeads pollution.

“The study estimated there are at least 165 million plastic particles floating in New York Harbor and nearby waters at any given time. The report was based on samples collected by trawlers that plied the city’s East River, the mouth of the Hudson River and New Jersey’s Passaic River and Raritan Bay between March and August 2015. The average concentration of plastics was 256,322 particles per square kilometer,” the Associated Press (AP) reported, citing the new research. (…) (, 18/02/2016)

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