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  • Why is there microplastic in Arctic snow?

    Scientists have found that particles of plastic are falling out of the sky with snow in the Arctic.
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  • Microplastic drifting down with the snow

    Over the past several years, microplastic particles have repeatedly been detected in seawater, drinking water, and even in animals. But these minute particles are also transported by the atmosphere and subsequently washed out of the air, especially by snow—and even in such remote regions as the Arctic and the Alps. This was demonstrated in a study conducted by experts at the Alfred Wegener Institute and a Swiss colleague, recently published in the journal Science Advances.