By Cathy Elelman • 30 December 2018 • 9:30
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MICROPLASTIC, the name given to the tiny particles of plastic widely viewed as a serious threat to the environment, is the Fundeu BBVA foundation word of the year.
This is the sixth year the foundation dedicated to promoting the correct use of Spanish in the media has selected a word which stands out among the terms coming up most in the news over the previous 12 months.
Microplastics are fragments of less than five millimetres manufactured for use in cleaning and hygiene products or which come off larger plastic items when they decompose. Found in sand, animal organisms, marine salt and water, the problem has led to calls for measures to reduce the consumption of single use plastic.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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