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Predicting plastic pathways in the Thames and beyond

By [email protected] - 1st May 2019 - 15:15

HR Wallingford, has hosted a workshop aiming to better understand the sources of plastic waste in our waterways, where this waste is transported to, how and where it accumulates, and eventually sinks. Understanding how plastic moves through our rivers, estuaries and coastal waters will help to identify where impacts are taking place and the best ways to mitigate them. The interaction of plastics with the water environment now poses a real risk to aquatic species, to habitats and to the food chain, as well as impacting upon coastal communities and their economies. HR Wallingford is putting together a research proposal which aims to understand the true scale of the plastic influence on aquatic systems.