Restricting the use of plastic is becoming more urgent than ever before, a rain brought millions of plastic micro-particles that covered the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, and the United States.
The level of environmental pollution is continuing to deteriorate when recently, a study showed that microplastic rain poured down the Rocky Mountains in North America’s West and spread radioactive dust. Ecological.
According to the latest research by scientists, samples collected from Rocky Mountain show numerous countless plastic particles, including particles and flakes of different sizes, invisible to the naked eye. These tiny objects can appear even in the snow. Photo: Imgur.
Plastic microbes can spread hundreds of kilometers through the air. They come from numerous sources, including plastic waste and clothing fibers. More research is needed to accurately distinguish the impact of plastic rain on the environment. “The environment has so much plastic, more than we can see with the naked eye. In the rain, snow … or anywhere on this Earth there is the presence of plastic”, Greg Wetherbee , US geological survey researcher told The Guardian. Photo: Project Aware.
Wetherbee, who collected samples while studying nitrogen pollution, accidentally discovered and investigated this phenomenon in a study of “plastic rain”. According to the findings, polystyrene, the type of plastic commonly used in packaging but not widely recycled, is found most popular; Next is the amount of polyethylene, which is used to produce plastic bottles and bags. Photo: Pacific Standard.
Polymer fragments less than 5 mm in size were found in a remote area on the border between France and Spain, where it was previously considered a relatively pristine land. Photo: Keele University.
Plastic microparticles are plastic particles less than 5 mm (0.2 inches) in size due to improper disposal of plastic waste. Every year, tons of non-recycled and treated waste are dumped into the sea, causing ecological imbalance and environmental pollution. Photo: Vikerraadio.
Plastics cannot decompose for thousands of years. It is estimated that there are millions of plastic wastes in the oceans. This number will increase. Studies also reveal that 700,000 plastic fibers can be released into the atmosphere with each washing machine cycle. Photo: Vox.