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
Tags: pollution plastic microplastics babies baby-formula bottle-feeding
As face marks and coverings become compulsory worldwide, littering and their potential impact on the environment increases.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus ppe litter microplastics face-masks marine-litter coronavirus-insights
The discovery that such a common animal can rapidly produce vast numbers of nanoplastics is particularly worrying.
July 31, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: microplastics marine-biology freshwater-biology microplastic crustaceans
New research reveals how roads channel microplastics from car tires and brake pads to remote ocean habitats.
July 14, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: cars microplastics plastic-pollution roads ocean-plastic
Our research on a remote Antarctic island found microplastics in the intestines of tiny animals.
June 25, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: antarctica microplastics plastic-pollution microplastic
Here's how microplastics from your clothes end up in the deep sea.
April 30, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: pollution microplastics marine-ecosystems deep-sea ocean-currents marine-plastic-litter seafloor
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
Tags: data citizen-science wildlife gps plastic mapping litter microplastics great-lakes plastic-pollution
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