A meta-analysis of 320 research papers on microplastics concludes that "the available data...suggest that these materials are not causing harm to the environment.”
Our government is trying to distract us from internal collapse with pictures of puppies.
This might be a problem we can actually fix.
Fish can't get enough of microplastics. In fact, they seem to prefer them to their traditional foods, such as plankton, the researchers say.
The cleanup must've taken a good long minute.
Researchers say a whopping 808 trillion microbeads are washed down drains in the United States each day.
A significant amount of plastic pollution in the world's oceans comes from personal hygienic products like facial scrubs and toothpaste.
Researchers in British Columbia found that some adult zooplankton were consuming as many as 90 particles of plastic a day.
Many hygienic products, such as face washes, have relied on the use of these specks to provide an exfoliating texture appropriate for scrubbing skin.
The exfoliating plastic microbeads found in body wash, hand soap, and facial scrubs have been found in high — and toxic — concentrations.