Researchers are uncovering how microplastic particles are carried in wind, rain and snow to remote regions of our planet.
Nanoplastics and arsenic can affect some of the most basic functions of oysters.
We analysed the dust in 32 homes across Sydney, and found significant levels of microplastics. But having hard, non-varnished floors and vacuuming at least weekly might help.
Each bit of plastic takes a unique journey once it reaches the ocean. We’re trying to spot the patterns.
Microplastic pollution is a global issue, but where do they come from and how are they transported across the ocean? A new study finds polyester microfibres are common throughout the Arctic Ocean.
This is up to 35 times more than the estimated weight of plastic pollution on the ocean’s surface.
Too many small yachts and speedboats are simply being abandoned to shed toxins and microplastics into the sea.
The discovery that such a common animal can rapidly produce vast numbers of nanoplastics is particularly worrying.
Plastic flows to the world’s waterbodies could double over the next two decades.
Our research on a remote Antarctic island found microplastics in the intestines of tiny animals.
We must stop using biosolids for farmlands immediately, especially when alternative ways to recycle wastewater sludge already exist.
To inner west Sydneysiders, the Cooks River is known to be particularly polluted. But after a storm, microplastic particles increased more than 40 fold.
Unless we know what is in the ocean, we can’t protect the biggest part of the planet.
Nigeria’s government must encourage citizens to embrace a system where plastic never become waste.