Wetlands dramatically reduce micro plastic

A new CCB study concludes that both waste water after treatments plants and storm water contains micro plastic particles. Testing the same water after it has passed through a constructed wetland show that considerable amounts are trapped in the wetland, regardless if the initial amounts were high or low. The results are encouraging since all efforts to reduce increasing outflow of micro plastic to river and sea are welcome, and in the case of using wetlands it is a win-win-win situation since we already know that wetlands also work for capturing nutrients and pharmaceuticals.

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