Plastics and the Environment

There are even nanoplastics at the North and South Poles - and they’re a bigger problem than we thought

Nanoplastics are formed when larger plastics break down and travel through air currents. Image: UNSPLASH/Naja Bertolt Jensen

Charlotte Edmond
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An infographic nanoplastics are a pollution problem
Complex circulation systems have spread nanoplastics to the remote corners of the planet. Image: Science Direct

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A chart showing the different types on nanoplastics found in Greenland.
Different types of nanoplastics have been detected at various depths in Greenland, since the 1960s. Image: Science

A chart showing microplastics to scale.
They may be tiny, but nanoplastics are a growing problem. Image: Nature
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