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Bottled water from major brands like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani contains tiny plastic particles, and evidence suggests they’re major contribut...
Bottled water drinkers sip down lots of tiny bits of plastic. A fresh report from the World Health Organization suggests it's a major source of trash.
Tiny pellets called ‘nurdles’ are leeching into the ocean. A new Shell plant could produce 80 trillion of them a year.
Nurdles from a new Shell plant outside Pittsburgh can be used to make virgin-plastic items like phone cases or food packaging.
Scientists have created magnetic coils thinner than a human hair that could break down plastic in the ocean
There are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean. A new type of experimental nanotech could help break down microplastics.
An 18-year-old has found a way to use ‘magnetic liquid’ invented by NASA to remove harmful microplastics from water
At age 18, Fionn Ferreira developed a method for removing harmful plastic particles using a liquid invented by NASA.
You might be eating and drinking microplastics that weigh as much as a credit card every week: Study
Shellfish, beer and salt recorded the highest levels of plastic content, according to the World Wildlife Fund.
Americans accidentally eat 200 tiny pieces of towels, beads, and plastic foams every day. Here’s how worried you should be.
Microplastics are everywhere in our environment, including in the food we eat. It's a reminder that plastic messes with hormones in worrisome ways.
Glitter is a microplastic, so it's hard to get rid of and can be hazardous to marine life and the environment.
Scientists say toxic bacteria that could lead to wound infections and gastroenteritis were found on microplastics on Singapore’s coastline
All of these bacteria may be transferred up the food chain – to humans – if they are ingested by marine organisms.
Human-made plastic has polluted the deepest point of the world's ocean, a team of Chinese researchers recently found.
Over 90% of salt brands sampled globally contain microplastics – and the highest number comes from Asia
The highest quantities of microplastics were found in one Indonesian sea salt sample.