Manchester rivers suffering from severe microplastic pollution

A section of a Greater Manchester river contains the highest recorded concentration of microplastics in Great Britain, according to a new study

Aerial view
Ariel view of the River Tame, one of the worst polluted rivers for microplastics in Great Britain

A section of a Greater Manchester river contains the highest recorded concentration of microplastics in Great Britain, according to a new study.

The study, published by Bangor University and Friends of the Earth yesterday, found more than 1,000 pieces of plastic per litre of water in part of the the River Tame in Tameside.

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