Microplastics – Presence in Coastal Dunes of Lakes Erie and Ontario Observed

According to a study published in the December 2020 issue of the Journal of Great Lakes Research by researchers with the State University of New York at Oneonta “… Microplastic particles … have been recovered from coastal dunes along the shores of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie in New York and Pennsylvania … Some microplastic particles exhibited evidence of degradation and weathering as a consequence of transport and exposure to the elements. The presence of microplastics in coastal dunes is attributable to aeolian transport from the adjacent beach …” - The web link to the study is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News at https://pfpw.news/2021/01/25/microplastics-presence-in-coastal-dunes-of-lakes-erie-and-ontario-observed/ #Microplastics #GreatLakes