Sift­ing sands

Devon Life - - Plastic -

Want to help sci­en­tists in­ves­ti­gate mi­croplas­tic pol­lu­tion on Devon’s beaches? Then the Big Mi­croplas­tic Sur­vey wants to hear from you. Sci­en­tists at the Univer­sity of Portsmouth want peo­ple to sift through sand as part of a global project to gather data. In Septem­ber En­vi­ron­ment Agency staff got in­volved, sur­vey­ing 22 North Devon and Corn­wall beaches in one day.

The method takes be­tween 30 to 60 min­utes to com­plete, so any­one vis­it­ing a beach can take part. Learn more at mi­croplas­tic­sur­vey.org

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