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Scientists Want Glitter Banned Because It’s An Environmental Hazard: Here’s What You Need To Know About Microplastics

Because most types of glitter are technically microplastics, they pose great harm to marine life when consumed. So as a result, scientists want to ban them entirely.

Earth/Environment November 30, 2017

Tiny Ocean Fish Prefer To Eat Plastic Over Plankton

Young fish are getting hooked on consuming microplastic particles instead of their usual diet of zooplankton, a new Swedish study has warned. The findings renewed calls to ban plastic microbeads as one way to tackle the dire situation.

Earth/Environment June 3, 2016

Oysters Are Dying, The Prime Suspect: Microplastics!

Of all the pollution in the ocean, a research has determined that microplastics, commonly found in cosmetics and clothing, may be killing off oysters. How bad is the problem?

Earth/Environment February 3, 2016

Researchers Find Particles Of Plastic, Cellphone In Salt

A new study conducted by researchers at the State University of New York Fredonia has found that brands of sea salt sold in China contain high amounts of microplastics. This raises concerns about the potential effects of the synthetic material on human health.

LIFE November 6, 2015

Microplastics In Cosmetic Products Could Be Harmful To Marine Life

Latest study conducted by Plymouth University researchers has found that everyday cosmetic products, such as facial soaps, toothpastes and exfoliants, contain around 100,000 microplastic particles that often end up as pollutants in oceans and rivers.

LIFE August 28, 2015

LA Black Ball Strategy May Result In 'Bacterial Nightmare'

LA just dumped millions of plastic black balls on its reservoir to keep water from evaporating. Experts call this a short-term fix and emphasize more serious problems like plastics in water and urge long-term resolutions to them.

Earth/Environment August 22, 2015

Plankton Eat Plastic And So Does The Rest Of The Food Chain, Humans Included

Scientists and filmmakers collaborated to capture how plastic from ocean waste is ingested by the zooplankton in a study and a short environmental film. The researchers emphasized that microplastics pose danger from the planktons to the bigger creatures that consume them and even up to the humans sitting on top of the food chain. The filmmakers encouraged more people to help ensure our oceans are plastic-free.

Earth/Environment July 10, 2015

Corals In Great Barrier Reef Are Eating Plastic, Raising Concerns

Microplastics in the ocean are being consumed by corals in the Great Barrier Reef, but what impact could this pollution have on marine ecosystems?

Earth/Environment February 24, 2015

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