The Invisibility of Microplastic Pollution

The majority of plastics in the ocean are microplastics those less than 5 mm in size, making them ideal for ingestion by even the smallest of animals, with implications for transference of toxins up the food chain – including into humans.  As Dr Max Liboiron, a sociologist at Memorial University Newfoundland discussed in a seminar in Newfoundland last week, plastic pollution low on the list of priorities for many communities.  If we are to tackle plastic pollution, Dr Liboiron argues, we need to make is visible – and charismatic.  

This article was written for (and appears in full) on The Fish Site.