Good news about oysters

Published May 4, 2020

Plastic pollution in the Pacific is a big deal, but hey, here’s some good news: At least some of the oysters don’t have nearly as many microplastics as expected. It seems what they assumed was plastic was (when “analyzed […] with three advanced chemical identification techniques” not plastic at all.

[T]he team realized that many of the particles were, in fact, shell fragments, minerals, salts and even fibers from the testing filters themselves.

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