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Every river in the UK contains microplastic with the River Mersey more polluted than the 'great Pacific garbage patch'

The Mersey has more plastic floating in it than the infamous 'great Pacific garbage patch' and every river contains microplastic, research has found.  Liverpool's famous river was one of 13 nationwide tested by environmental group Greenpeace - nearly all of which had high levels of microplastic junk.  But the Mersey, which runs for 70 miles from Stockport, Cheshire, had the highest number, with a shocking 875 pieces of microplastic found in half an hour of sampling its waters.  The most polluted section of the Mersey is downstream from a plastics factory, experts note.  Read more....

 

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