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Researchers from University of Hull and Brunel University London have demonstrated microplastic contamination of UK coastal waters to be ‘significant and widespread’. The study, which is published in the journal Environmental Pollution, sampled wild mussels from eight coastal locations  (Edinburgh, Filey, two sites in Hastings, Brighton, Plymouth, Cardiff and Wallasey) and globally farmed mussels from eight unnamed supermarkets. One hundred per cent of samples were found to contain debris from h...

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