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welcome to the plasticene Get your daily dose of good news from Grist Subscribe to The Beacon. Plastic takes a ton of energy to produce and lasts hundreds of years . It accumulates in our food web, fills our landfills, and now, tiny microparticles have been found in the most pristine and remote parts of the French Pyrenees. Is nothing sacred anymore? The new study measured the amounts and sizes of microplastic particles raining down on the Pyrenees. The French researchers found that, on average, 365 pieces of microplastic filaments fell on each square meter per day. The source? Since there were no significant nearby populations or industries, the researchers think the plastic traveled over... Full story

16 April