Microplastics

Did you know that the average person ingests 100,000 pieces of microplastic per year? That number doubles if you only drink bottled water. The North Carolina Coastal Federation hosted the virtual North Carolina Coastal Microplastics Forum on July 15th, 2021 to hear the latest research on microplastics pollution, which has become a major environmental problem that requires urgent action. Learn about the different types of microplastics pollution, the sources and pathways of these contaminants into our waterways, the risks they pose to both the natural environment and human health, as well as current federal and state policies aimed to govern microplastics pollution and what you can do to help.