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Ground-breaking research shows 99.9% microplastics are removed from UK drinking water

The UK published its first research on micropollutants (drinking water and wastewater both covered).

he research, carried out by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, is the most robust study of its kind to date. It was commissioned by UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) to create a better understanding of microplastics in the water system.

The report states that more than 99.9% of microplastics are removed from drinking water and wastewater through water company treatment processes.

Water industry calls for government, customers and businesses to do more to prevent plastic entering the water system in the first place