Fwd: Microplastics in Rivers from Ken Austin

From: Ken Austin <kencaustin2@aol.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2021 5:51:35 PM
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Subject: Microplastics in Rivers

The first half of today's Inside Science programme on Radio 4 was about microplastics being found in rivers, The culprit seems to be Sewage Treatment Works in two ways:
Release of untreated sewage
The sludge which is turned into fertilizers and put on agricultural land.

I wonder if TW were listening?

Ken
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