As more and more plastic trash permeates the oceans, fragments are making their way into fish and shellfish – and potentially into humans.
Feb. 9, 2021 • ~9 min
Polluted oceans don't just harm wildlife, they are a source of ill health for humans too.
Feb. 1, 2021 • ~8 min
Shaking polypropylene bottles and washing them with very hot water can release millions of tiny plastic particles. Here are four ways to reduce exposure.
Oct. 19, 2020 • ~7 min
As face marks and coverings become compulsory worldwide, littering and their potential impact on the environment increases.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
The discovery that such a common animal can rapidly produce vast numbers of nanoplastics is particularly worrying.
July 31, 2020 • ~6 min
New research reveals how roads channel microplastics from car tires and brake pads to remote ocean habitats.
July 14, 2020 • ~6 min
Our research on a remote Antarctic island found microplastics in the intestines of tiny animals.
June 25, 2020 • ~6 min
Here's how microplastics from your clothes end up in the deep sea.
April 30, 2020 • ~5 min
Releasing balloons at weddings and other celebrations is festive, until they break into pieces and become plastic pollution. A citizen science project is spotlighting the problem.
March 18, 2020 • ~8 min