Video | Mar 5, 2021

Solutions in 60 Seconds: Plastics in fresh water

Our very own Mike Rennie takes just 60 seconds to explain why we need to learn more about the impact of plastic pollution on water.

And he describes an exciting new experiment from IISD Experimental Lakes Area that aims to answer that very question.


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