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Pacific Ocean swimmer Ben Lecomte found microplastic stuck to his face after a recent swim.

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.
Hundreds of millions of nurdles were knocked off a vessel during a typhoon in Hong Kong in 2012.

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.
Garbage carried by the Pacific Ocean — mostly plastic — piles up on the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia, June 21, 2019.

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.
Fionn Ferreira won the 2019 Google Science Fair.

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 was banned from many festivals in the UK in 2018.

Glitter is terrible for the environment. Here’s why scientists want you to stop using it.

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.

Tiny plastic particles are polluting the deepest point in the ocean

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.