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Plastic waste disintegrates into nanoparticles — ScienceDaily

There is a considerable risk that plastic waste in the environment releases nano-sized particles known as nanoplastics, according to a new study. The researchers studied what happened when takeaway coffee cup lids, for example, were subjected to mechanical breakdown, in an effort to mimic the degradation that happens to plastic in the ocean.

Source: Plastic waste disintegrates into nanoparticles — ScienceDaily