How Mussels Can Reduce the Impact of Microplastics

Mussels can help marsh growth through accretion.

Mussels can help marsh growth through accretion. Image Pixabay


  • Researchers at Plymouth Marine Laboratory are looking into the ability of mussels to filter microplastics from water.
  • In their lab-based experiments, 5 kilograms of mussels released a quarter of a million pieces of plastics per hour.
  • This natural filtration method could provide a cost-effective and environmentally safe solution for removing plastic from the oceans.

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