Student survey reveals high amounts of plastic in freshwater

High concentrations of microplastics are present not only in the sea, but also in freshwater. This was revealed in a study of the river Viskan by geoscience students Duncan van‘t Land and Oscar Robertsson carried out during the autumn of 2017.
“The high content of plastic in Öresjön lake was surprising and may be due to fallout from the atmosphere”, Duncan van‘t Land says.