by Anntaninna Biondo, Great Lakes Echo

Out of sight, out of mind.

That might once have been the motto when disposing of plastic, but now it’s washing up on Great Lakes shores like a message in a polyethylene terephthalate bottle.

It’s not water bottles or plastic bags, but what’s left of them.

These tiny pieces of plastic, or microplastics, range from the size of a sesame seed to a lentil, said Patricia Corcoran, who studies sediment as a researcher at Western University in Ontario.

Corcoran found more microplastics on Lake Ontario than on Lake Erie.

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