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Microplastic pollution is one global challenge that we can anticipate

What do the climate emergency, the obesity crisis and the covid-19 pandemic all have in common? All of them are existential challenges that were predicted by scientists and neglected by many until the world had no choice but to act.

Yet there is one looming global issue that we can pre-empt without waiting for the damage to mount and the impact to become irreversible: microplastic pollution.

Even though microplastics—plastic particles of 5mm or less—are ubiquitous in the environment, the current threat to people and the planet is poorly understood at present, with little conclusive evidence of health or environmental impact at scale. But this limited evidence does not mean…

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