Environmental campaigners to test River Clyde for plastic pollution
Environmentalists are testing water from the river Clyde as part of an investigation into plastic pollution around the UK.
Greenpeace volunteers and scientists will collect water samples from two different points along the Clyde on Wednesday using a filtering device called a manta net.
The samples will then be sent to the University of Exeter where they will be analysed using fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, a cutting-edge infrared plastic detector, and compared with samples from other major rivers across the UK.
The results will be collated into a scientific report on the plastic load in UK rivers which will be released later this year.
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