Study Shows Increasing Micro-Plastic and Fiber Deposition in Rural and Park Land

Jul 8, 2020

We've all become familiar with the reality of micro-plastics and micro-fibers showing up more and more in our air, land and water, and even within the stomachs of birds, fish and deer.   Dr. Janice Brahney, an assistant professor of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University joins Chris and Nell on This Green Earth this week. She discusses her research into the increasing deposition of micro-plastics and micro-fibers in national parks, forests and conservation areas throughout the mountain west.  Some of this material comes from urban sources, some is global in origin but, some surprisingly, comes from us when we visit, camp and recreate in these parks, deserts and forests.