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Perry County Waste Reduction and Recycling Eco-Tips | February 2024

Microplastics (MP) - How are they made? MP are produced intentionally for products like body scrubs or from the breakdown of plastic. When plastic, like bottles, are exposed to sun and water they start to degrade & break into smaller pieces. 240,000 detectable plastic fragments were found in a typical liter of bottled water.

 

 

 

Perry County Waste Reduction and Recycling Eco-Tips | February 2024

 

 

 

Microplastics (MP) - How are they made? MP are produced  intentionally for products like body scrubs or from the breakdown of plastic. When plastic, like bottles, are exposed to sun and water they start to degrade & break into smaller pieces. 240,000 detectable plastic fragments were found in a typical liter of bottled water.

 

Hidden Plastics

Everyday products that contain plastic:

  • Tea Bags
  • Gum
  • Toothpaste
  • Clothing: Synthetic Fibers

 

Click HERE to read more about plastic particles in bottled water.

Click on the flyer below to view full size.

 

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