Most UK sharks have consumed plastics, study finds
This article is a bit strange. We haven’t used copper based paints for quite some time now. The term plastic classic for old glass boats was just a term used much like woody. Micro plastics are a very modern plastic and share nothing with glass cloth and epoxy resin. However!!! Yes there is a big problem with people dumping old fiberglass boats vs having them properly disposed of. All boats should be ground up and disposed of. Steel ships should be scrapped not sunk.Nautical not nice: how fibreglass boats have become a global pollution problem
Fibreglass fuelled a boating boom. But now dumped and ageing craft are breaking up, releasing toxins and microplastics across the worldwww.theguardian.com
Rubber ie car tires has been known for a long time. The material doesn’t magically disappear. Though many people probably think it does.@calicamper, please read the article on car tyres a few posts back, cites wind borne particles being the major contributor.
If you haven't already, please read through the thread if you're interested. It's a collection of evolving articles all about microplastics that started a few years back.
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