"Unexpectedly high levels of mikroplast – small millimeter-sized particles from different types of plastics have been found in the Växjösjön. The plastic is believed to come from the rubber granules for several years, been used to toppdressa Växjö municipality and the football pitches of artificial turf, reports the SVT News Sweden."
"According to the environmental protection agency represents the leakage from the granules from konstgräsplaner one of the sources of mikroplast in Swedish waters. One of those who found mikroplasterna in the new sample is Charlotte Parsland, a chemist at linnaeus university, which react at the high levels."
"– It shows surprisingly high levels of mikroplast. We have a course at linnaeus university conducted a small experimental study. We raised eyebrows when we saw our results, compared with what is done before in Swedish lakes, " she says to SVT."