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Brain damage in fish from plastic nanoparticles in water

A new study shows that plastic particles in water may end up inside fish brains. The plastic can cause brain damage, which is the likely cause of behavioral disorders observed in the fish.

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Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show

News, Pollution
Sep
8

New studies find microplastics in salt from the US, Europe and China, adding to evidence that plastic pollution is pervasive in the environment.

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Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals

News, Pollution
Sep
6

Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted. The US had the highest contamination rate, at 94%, with plastic fibres found in tap water sampled.

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Kenya brings in world’s toughest plastic bag ban: Using plastic bags is illegal — and punishable by jail time

News, Pollution
Aug
28

No matter where you go in Kenya — from the vast expanses of the Great Rift Valley to the white-sand beaches off the Indian Ocean — one thing is a constant: plastic bags. But beginning today, almost all plastic bags are illegal in Kenya.

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New App enables divers to chart marine litter levels

News, Pollution
Aug
26

A new smartphone app is enabling scuba divers across the world to easily record information on the marine litter they encounter under the sea.

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Current threats to our oceans revealed

A survey of tens of thousands of marine studies from the last decade reveals current threats to our marine environment. These include: the effects of climate change, marine plastic pollution, conservation, as well as social and economic impacts.

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Plastic garbage patch bigger than Mexico found in Pacific

News, Pollution
Jul
25

Yet another floating mass of microscopic plastic has been discovered in the ocean, and it is mind-blowingly vast.

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The Remote Paradise with a Plastic Problem

Inform, Pollution
Jul
24

In the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, far from the urban, developed world, there is a small, lush, green island with white sand beaches. However, this uninhabited, remote corner of the tropics—Henderson Island—also has a trash problem.

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More than 8. 3 billion tons of plastics made: Most has now been discarded

News, Pollution
Jul
20

Humans have created 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since large-scale production of the synthetic materials began in the early 1950s, and most of it now resides in landfills or the natural environment, according to a study.

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