So you’ve logged onto social media and come across the term, “microplastics.” What are they? And how do they affect us?
Microplastics are minuscule plastic debris the size of a sesame seed or smaller. They pollute water sources from our oceans to the great lakes and many rivers across the planet. They not only threaten aquatic species but also humans and our drinking water.
Often smaller than the naked eye can recognize, microplastics are incredibly difficult to remove from our water supply. These plastics are not a new problem, and have been seeping into our waterways for many years.
Help reduce microplastics by reducing plastic consumption. Reuse plastic products you have already purchased, do your best to recycle them, or better yet switch to fully compostable plastic-alternatives.