A study published last month by the PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center found microplastics, plastic particles measuring less than 5mm in diameter (that is, smaller than a grain of rice), in every one of 53 waterways tested across Pennsylvania, including Adams County’s Rock Creek and Hanover County’s Codorus Creek and Lake Marburg.

But we recycle our plastic. How could it be getting into our streams and lakes?

Chris Little serves on the board of directors at the Watershed Alliance of Adams County.

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