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esparks

Esparks

ROLE: WB Expert

Joined Weatherblur: 2 months ago

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  • 10/20/2020 - Comments: Most plastic water bottles are made of 1 type of plastic. However, lids and labels can be made of different types of plastic. These materials can shed to create microplastics during and after the manufacturing process.

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  • 10/20/2020 - Comments: Globally, nearly 1 million tons of plastic are produced every day. That's 41,667 tons per hour that will eventually end up in the environment or landfills.

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  • 10/20/2020 - Comments: There is a lot of microplastic data for the Gulf of Mexico here - http://coastal.msstate.edu/microplastics

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  • 10/20/2020 - Comments: You can test that be setting a petri dish (lid off) out on a table for a day followed by counting the number of microplastics that settle on it under a microscope.

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Edit My iWonder Questions

Date Question
9/24/2020 If you are wondering about Hurricane Sally damage in AL and FL, check out the aerial imagery at this link - https://storms.ngs.noaa.gov/storms/sally/index.html#9/30.3576/-87.4259 . The storm path led to strong winds coming out of the north over Mobile Bay. What do you think that did to the water level of the bay? EDIT