Innovative Plant-Based Filter Purges Nearly All Microplastics from Water

  • Developed by scientists from the University of British Columbia and Sichuan University, the ‘bioCap’ filter uses fruit and wood compounds to remove between 95.2 and 99.9 percent of microplastics.
  • Tests show the device can prevent microplastic accumulation in the organs of mice.
  • The eco-friendly bioCap device is suitable for scaling up for industrial use or down for home use, contributing to no ‘further pollution’ like plastic filters.
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