Another Place Plastics Are Turning Up: Organic Fertilizer From Food Waste

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Tiny particles of plastic are showing up all over the world, floating in the ocean, buried in soil, in food and even in beer. Now there’s new research that’s found microplastics in fertilizer — organic fertilizer from food waste, in fact…

Writing in the journal Science Advances, the team reports finding plastic in fertilizer made from food waste from both households and commercial sources. These are small particles, fractions of an inch, that result from the composting or “biodigesting” processes that turn organic waste into fertilizer.

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