Traces of microplastics have been found close to the top of Everest, the highest location at which such pollutants have been discovered. Photo: AFP Traces of microplastics have been found close to the top of Everest, the highest location at which such pollutants have been discovered. Photo: AFP
Traces of microplastics have been found close to the top of Everest, the highest location at which such pollutants have been discovered. Photo: AFP

Microplastics found in snow near top of Mount Everest

  • Researcher and National Geographic explorer found the tiny particles in every sample she analysed
  • Most of the microplastics detected on the world’s highest peak were fibrous, possibly coming from performance clothing and equipment used by climbers

Topic |   Environment
Traces of microplastics have been found close to the top of Everest, the highest location at which such pollutants have been discovered. Photo: AFP Traces of microplastics have been found close to the top of Everest, the highest location at which such pollutants have been discovered. Photo: AFP
Traces of microplastics have been found close to the top of Everest, the highest location at which such pollutants have been discovered. Photo: AFP
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