Western Forests Hit with Plastic Precipitation

The Urban Monk

By the year 2025, experts are projecting that more than eleven billion metric tons will have accumulated in the environment globally.

And according to a recent report, 1,000 metric tons of microplastics fall on protected lands in the western U.S. every year. Protected lands like National Parks and wilderness areas.

What Is Actually Happening?

Plastic in the Weather

Storms gather, collecting particles from the affected atmospheres and soaking up water from bodies full of microplastics from erosion. When forests receive the rain they desperately need, they’re getting doused in microplastics at the same time.



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