GLOBAL PLASTIC: New plastic pollution formed by fire looks like rocks.

24. February 2020 | Waste, Plastics | via Nationalgeographic.com

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Pyroplastics collected on the beaches of Cornwall. (Credit: Rob Arnold)

According to an article from Madeleine Stone on Nationalgeographic.com, pyroplastic is a newly described form of plastic pollution that was transformed by fire. Even geologists are often confounded by its appearance. To Andrew Turner, an environmental scientist at the University of Plymouth who described the substance in a recent paper in Science of the Total Environment, that suggests pyroplastics may be hiding in plain sight all over the world.

 

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