Microplastic pollution has been a debated topic among environmentalists for many years. In early January, a comprehensive study revealed that microplastics are present in every part of the environment, classifying them as a global environmental problem and thereby bringing mainstream attention to this topic.
They are not a new type of plastic, but small fragments of plastics of any type. As we all know, it takes an enormous amount of time for plastic to decompose, however, external factors break plastic into smaller pieces, creating more substantial pollution.
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