NanoPlastics – Uptake by Tree Roots and Conveyance through Tree Structure Reported

The abstract of an April 9, 2022 article in iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry by researchers with Switzerland WSL Swiss Federal Research Institute and others reports that “… we investigate nanoplastic uptake in the roots of seedlings … of three different tree species and assess their transport to different tissues … [Our research] indicates that nanoplastic particles can be taken up through tree roots into the tree’s central cylinder, where they are subsequently conveyed through the tree by acropetal transport via the xylem …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #MicroPlastic #NanoPlastic @WSL_research