Scientist discovers plastic rain over America’s Rocky Mountains

//Scientist discovers plastic rain over America’s Rocky Mountains

Scientist discovers plastic rain over America’s Rocky Mountains

Plastic was the furthest thing from Gregory Weatherbee’s mind when he began analysing rainwater samples collected from the Rocky Mountains. “I guess I expected to see mostly soil and mineral particles,” said the US Geologic Survey researcher. Instead, he found multicoloured microscopic plastic fibres.The discovery, published in a recent study titled “It is raining plastic”, is raising new questions about the amount of plastic waste permeating the air, water, and soil virtually everywhere on…

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