How mussels can reduce the impact of microplastics – World Economic Forum

Plastics and the Environment

Microplastics are ingested by fish, birds and zooplankton. Image: Pixabay/sergeitokmakov

Niklas Gustafsson

Secretary to the Board, Volvo Environment Prize Foundation


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Plastic’s value is undeniable and it is used in many different applications. Image: Pixabay/mirkosajkov
Microplastics from the ocean are put under the microscope in the lab. Image: Volvo Group
Mussels may hold the key to helping remove harmful microplastics from our oceans. Image: Pixabay/donieve


— Niklas Gustafsson, Secretary to the Board, Volvo Environment Prize Foundation

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