Microplastics And Their Macro Problems

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Heard On The Morning Show
scientist holds a microplastics sample collected
Stiv Wilson, Campaign Director of The Story of Stuff Project, holds a microplastics sample collected from one of the five ocean gyres. Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program (CC BY NC)

Nearly 22 million pounds of plastics can be found in the Great Lakes each year. Research shows that this pollution can break down into tiny particles called microplastics. Our guest explains how pieces of plastic, no bigger than a sesame seed, are affecting fish habits, our health and the planet.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Lorena Rios Mendoza Guest