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Micro-plastics in Lake Geneva at similar level to oceans

National News // July 13, 2020

The waters of Lake Geneva are as polluted as the oceans. That’s the finding of a study by the Geneva environmental association, OceanEye.

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They found the amount of micro-plastics in the lake is similar to what’s found in the sea and higher than the amount in the North American Great Lakes. 

Most of the plastic is from packaging. 

But that’s not to say all those living around the lake are high polluters. On a per-capita basis, residents are careful – contributing 50 grams a year, which is lower than people who live around the oceans who add over 1,500 grams. 

The report concludes there are just more people around the lake. 

 

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