Preliminary results of a study have shown microplastics have reached in a newly revealed Antarctic environment.
Microplastics in seafood are well recorded but there are many other sources.
Little chunks of plastic are now scattered throughout the oceans and pollute most beaches around the world, including the nesting sites of threatened and endangered sea turtles.
Ocean plastic has made a big splash, but there may be even more microplastic on land. The problem is that we have no idea exactly how much is in Australian soil, where it is, and what it's doing.
How to cut down on toxic chemicals found in common household products.
Ocean plastic has gained notoriety, but we're starting to realize that microplastics pollute our freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems too.
The technology underlying Bitcoin is starting to spread its wings.
Plastics and microplastics in the marine environment are one of the great cause célèbre of our era. Here's what we know and don't know.
Summer may have come to an official end, but the plastics from your bathers might still be at the beach!
Plant-based, sustainable plastics may hold many of the answers to our plastic problems.
Every festival in Australia sends countless bits of glitter down the drain (and into the ocean). But you can still shine on – in bio-glitter.
The science is clear but to improve plastic literacy, we need the arts. Here’s why.
Microbeads from cosmetics are just a drop in the ocean. Other microplastics are more pervasive and just as dangerous.
Once unleashed, glitter gets everywhere – not just in your house, but into the environment. Time to call a halt to the glitter explosion.
We should look instead at the successful fight to save the ozone layer.
Taxing plastic takeaway boxes will help to reduce the massive amount of plastic which is dumped into the oceans.
Research suggests much drinking water contains plastic microparticles.
Tiny fibres from washing machines are being eaten by a multitude of marine species.
Plastics pose a major threat to seabirds and other animals, and most don't ever break down - they just break up. Every piece of petrochemical-derived plastic ever made still exists on the planet.
Microfibres and microplastics are a massive problem for marine life. Once ingested, they
severely affect marine animals ability to eat. There's also concerns about their toxicity.