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Microplastics found in snow near top of Mount Everest

Microplastic pollution is everywhere. It’s in the ocean. It’s in our food. And now it’s on Mount Everest.Already known as the “world’s highest junkyard” for the trash left behind by tourists, even the supposedly pure snow on Everest contains the tiny particles of plastic pollution known as microplastic, a new study reports.“It really surprised me to find microplastics in every single snow sample I analysed,” said study lead author Imogen Napper, a National Geographic explorer and marine…


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