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Scientists discover plastic dusts on mountain tops

No place on Earth can escape plastic dust in the air, researchers have found – with particles even raining down on remote mountain tops. While it has long been known plastic is polluting our water and the earth, the latest research shows the microplastic dust is also in the air we breathe. The main type of plastic in the dust found dropping to earth was polystyrene, which is used in packaging but not widely recycled.