Microplastics, as you likely have heard by now, are a scourge. They’re in our lakes, rivers, and oceans. In our dirt, clothes, shampoo, and even in our blood. But scientists have designed a tiny little robot fish that could — could — make a difference.
Microplastics are exactly what they sound like: micro-sized bits of plastic that have broken off of larger pieces over time. Since plastic is so ubiquitous in our day-to-day life, microplastics have become a real issue. They’ve been called “one of the 21st century’s biggest environmental problems,” and until now, they’ve proven to be almost impossible to get rid of. Until now… hopefully.