Study shows nanoplastics can build up in plants and stunt their growth

Published Jun 23 2020 at 4:54 AM GMT
  • Such is the magnitude of our plastic pollution problem that tiny particles of the stuff continue to turn up in all kinds of unexpected places, from snowfall in the Arctic to the sea ice in the Antarctic.
  • That tiny fragments also exist in the soil is perhaps not so surprising, but researchers have now conducted one of the first studies on what this means for plant life, finding that it can reduce the total biomass of the finished product.



  • Published Jun 23, 2020 4:54 AM GMT