Why the Arctic is Super-Polluted with Microplastics

Garbage is garbage, and we need to find something to do with it that's better than just letting it fill up the environment. We thought making plastics degradable would be a good start, but degraded plastic just turns to microplastics, with is tiny bits of plastic that can go completely unnoticed as they poison the environment and the creatures that depend on that environment. What's surprising is how many microplastics that end up in the Arctic, far from cities or industrial facilities. SciShow brings us up to speed on this problem, and what we might be able to do about it.

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