Did you know that 74 million metric tons of microplastic which are also equivalent to 3 million plastic bottles fall on Auckland every year?
Tiny plastic pieces from car tires to plastic bottles are somehow finding their way into the atmosphere. Then, it ends up in the oceans, waterways, rivers, etc. This ends up polluting our earth! These particles are washing up on Auckland’s shore. These particles pose a dangerous risk to our health as they can easily get into our lungs.
For the new examination, researchers assembled little plastic particles in two areas in Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city. They recorded an everyday normal of 4,885 airborne particles for each square meter, a figure that far overwhelms past counts of 771 in London, 275 in Hamburg, and 110 in Paris.
Let’s all be responsible and recycle things to make our Earth a better place to live for future generations to come. Remember, there is no Planet B.
Author: Sri Nihal Tammana
Source: Yale Environment 360
PC: Martin Wagner et al. via Wikimedia Commons