Your body is partly plastic. So is everything else.

Posted on: Tue 20 Dec 2022

“Microplastics” are pieces of plastic down to the size of an eraser on a pencil. You can pick these flecks up on almost any city street in the world (and in the Arctic). Microplastic particles break down into even smaller globs of plastic – most too small to see. These are “Nanoplastics”.

In this Radio Ecoshock interview, Alex Smith talks to science journalist Matt Simon, who explains the fate of plastics and their impact on the environment, the climate and us as humans.

Produced by Alex Smith for Radio Ecoshock

Audio edited for length and used according to Creative Commons

Image: flickr – Wolfram Burner


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