Microplastics – Movement Through and Accumulation in the Environment

According to a November 13, 2020 news release issued by entities affiliated with Princeton University,  researchers identified “… the fundamental mechanisms by which particles are distributed throughout a medium … These results reveal … the mechanism by which microplastics, like Styrofoam, and particulate pollutants are carried long distances through soil and other porous media, with implications for preventing the spread and accumulation of contaminants in food and water sources …”

–  The study which was published November 13, 2020 in the journal Science Advances  “…  reveals that microplastic particles get stuck when traveling through porous materials such as soil and sediment but later break free and often continue to move substantially further … Previously, researchers thought that when microparticles got stuck, they generally stayed there, which limited understanding of particle spread …” #Microplastics #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #Princeton