Microbial Answer to Plastic Pollution?

Posted In News, Pollution
Apr
29

Plastic Pollution Microbes
These are microbes from the coastal seabed attached to plastic, as seen through a microscope. (Photo Source: Jesse Harrison)

By Society for General Microbiology, in ScienceDaily.

Fragments of plastic in the ocean are not just unsightly but potentially lethal to marine life. Coastal microbes may offer a smart solution to clean up plastic contamination, according to Jesse Harrison research presented at the Society for General Microbiology’s spring meeting in Edinburgh…

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Plastic Pollution: The Great Plastic Tide, by Coastal Care
The world population is living, working, vacationing, increasingly conglomerating along the coasts, and standing on the front row of the greatest, most unprecedented, plastic waste tide ever faced. Washed out on our coasts in obvious and clearly visible form, the plastic pollution spectacle blatantly unveiling on our beaches is only the prelude of the greater story that unfolded further away in the the world’s oceans, yet mostly originating from where we stand: the land.

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