Plastic Rain is now a thing

  • A study has found that plastic rain is now a reality, with researchers estimating that over 500,000 tonnes of microplastics fall on the Earth’s surface every year. This is significantly higher than previous estimates, which suggested that only a few tens of thousands of tonnes of microplastics fell to the ground annually.
  • The study also found that the majority of this plastic rain falls in the world’s most remote areas, such as the Arctic and the Himalayas.