Microplastics Found in the Soft Tissue of the Golden Mussel

According to a report published in the July 2020 journal Regional Studies in Marine Science by researchers with Instituto de Limnología in Argentina https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2352485520304886#! the authors analyzed for “… the presence, abundance, types, size and colours of microplastics (MPs) in the soft tissue of the golden mussel Limnoperna fortunei in the freshwater-mixohaline tidal zone of Río de la Plata estuary … The high density of L. fortunei on the coast of the Río de la Plata, its potential predators, and the presence of MPs in the soft tissue, warn the important role this mussel plays in the transfer of this pollutant through the trophic web of the estuary …” #Microplastics #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #Recycling