Important Innovations Collection: Microplastic Contamination in Arctic Ice
|Source: Northwest Passage Project|
Global Plastic Pollution
Even in the most remote corners of the Earth - the Canadian Arctic - very significant amounts of plastic contamination have just been discovered. A team of US scientists spent 18 days drilling large quantities of Arctic ice in four separate locations and then analyzing it. Their discovery of high amounts of microplastic contamination in the ice is disturbing and underscores the global extent of plastic pollution. For a great news blog with more details, go to
Important Innovations Collection: Microplastic Contamination in Arctic Ice: New Evidence of Global Plastic Pollution Source: Northwest Passage Project Even in Remote Regions of the Canadian Arctic US s...