Paint Is Largest Source of Microplastic Leakage Into the Ocean and Waterways (1.9 Mt/year) – EA Report

13 February 2022

Illustration "Plastic Paints in the Environment"

Information graphic showing leaking of paint plastic into environment by sector

The latest report from research consultancy Environmental Action shows that paint (from construction, roadway markings, marine industries) is the largest source of microplastic leakage into the ocean & waterways (1.9 Mt/year), outweighing all other sources of microplastic leakage (e.g. textiles fibres and tyre dust).