Microplastics a major problem for farm soils, study shows

More microplastics are entering farm soils than are thought to be in the ocean, the consequences for the environment are unknown and regulation is lacking, according to new research

by Rachel Salvidge
The scale of microplastic pollution in farm soils is thought to be greater than in the oceans. Photograph: Andrew Roland/123RF
The scale of microplastic pollution in farm soils is thought to be greater than in the oceans. Photograph: Andrew Roland/123RF

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