Ullman participates in water collection to test for microplastics in Bucks County

PIPERSVILLE, Feb. 24 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today participated in a water collection to test for the presence of microplastics in Tohickon Creek.

She was joined by representatives of PennEnvironment who are conducting a statewide study of the evidence of microplastics – tiny fragments of plastics that increasingly are found in our air, food and water. They are the remnants of discarded water bottles, polystyrene coffee cups and grocery bags.

“Microplastics are in the water we drink and the fish we eat,” Ullman said. “I was glad to join with PennEnvironment to raise awareness of their important study.

“Since elected to office last year, I’ve introduced two bills, the Safe Water Drinking Act

(H.B. 2128) to set maximum levels of carcinogens in our water, and the Beverage Bottle and Can Deposit Program (H.B. 1322) to reduce littering in our streams. We owe it to our children and their children to do everything we can to reduce pollutants in our rivers and streams.”

Last year, Ullman led a public effort to save the Tohickon Creek from a Department of Environmental Protection downgrade. Ullman continues to advocate for the protection of the creek’s water quality.