Hong Kong’s oceans are full of plastic microbeads

Hong Kong’s oceans are full of plastic microbeads
Fonte: Coconuts Hong Kong
A new study has confirmed what environmentalists have known all along: microbeads from cosmetics are wreaking havoc on Hong Kong’s oceans.

Scientists at the HKU Department of Earth Sciences and the Swire Institute of Marine Science examined over 100 water samples from seven sites around Hong Kong. More than 60 percent of the samples contained microbeads, according to a release.

The tiny pieces of plastic — commonly found in personal care and cosmetic products — go down the drain and end up in waterways. Besides polluting bodies of water, they are also ingested by wildlife.

And who doesn’t love eating fish full of plastic, right?
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