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Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Plymouth Marine Laboratory is going to explore to what extent the natural filter feeding of mussels can be used to filter microplastics out of marine environments such as estuaries or coastal sites. The project will determine whether these ecologically sound and cost effective “bioreefs” are a viable solution and provide an evidence-based plan for deployment in the real world. 

Visit their website: www.pml.ac.uk

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