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Car tires are responsible for up to 7 TRILLION pieces of microplastics in the San Francisco Bay because rain washes them off roads and into seas

A new study has revealed a surprising source of microplastics that have been silently filling the oceans and spreading into sea life.  Of the seven trillion pieces of microplastics that end up in the San Francisco Bay every year, much of it can be traced back to car tires.  As people drive, tires shed microscopic plastic particles that collect on street surfaces and are then washed out into the bay by rain waters.  Read more....

 

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