Microplastics have made their way into human poop

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Each year, the world produces about 882 billion pounds of plastic waste, and about 80 percent of it ends up in landfills or other parts of the environment. Now, scientists are beginning to study the effects of microplastics on humans, and it turns out that they are showing up in human waste.

Microplastics are the smallest particles of plastic waste, and they are so tiny that they are invisible to the human eye. They are found in most bottled and tap water, soil, and sea, rock, and lake salt.

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Turkey poop could offer a potent alternative to coal

Turkeys don’t just benefit humanity on a Thanksgiving plate. Two Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers found turkey poop could act as a potent alternative energy source – and could actually replace around 10 percent of coal utilized for electricity generation.

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