The threat of microplastics (defined as plastic particles with a diameter of 5mm or less) in the environment has only recently come to the forefront. It wasn’t until 2018 that the first study on microplastics in Icelandic drinking water was only carried out.
And according to government-commissioned research in Iceland, between 160 to 230 tons of microplastics are carried into the ocean surrounding the country each year, and the majority comes from vehicle tires.
In the end, microplastics end up in our drinking water and the animals we consume.
The most effective way to reduce microplastics in the environment is to minimize your use of personal automobiles. Walk, bike or use public transportation instead.
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