How to find microplastic fibres in the environment

How to find microplastic fibres in the environment – Some questions

Are there microplastic fibres in tap/drinking water?

Are there fibres in stream/river/sea water? 

Are there fibres on the beach in the sand? Or in soil?

Are there fibres in house dust?

Can the number of fibres seen be related to: 

Water treatment works? 

Water coming into a river from road drainage? 

Near a plastics factory?

Near a rubbish dump?

How many?

What type of fibres? 

Where could they have originated from?

How to look for microplastic in your samples

In water

In sand/soil. This can be done on the beach/river bank or back at school/home. 

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