Plastic pollution: European farmland could be largest global reservoir of microplastics
By James Lofty, PhD Candidate in Hydrodynamics, Cardiff University
Pablo Ouro, Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Fellow in Marine Engineering, University of Manchester
Valentine Muhawenimana, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Environmental Engineering, Cardiff University
Up to 42,000 tonnes a year of microplastics are removed from sewage, spread on fields as fertiliser and eventually wash back into watercourses.
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- Monday, May 23, 2022