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The biggest source of microplastics in California coastal waters? Car tires

News, Pollution
Oct
5

According to a study from the San Francisco Bay Microplastics Project, the biggest source of microplastic pollution in California’s coastal waters may come from car tires.

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Ocean cleanup device successfully collects plastic for first time

News, Pollution
Oct
3

A huge floating device designed by Dutch scientists to clean up an island of rubbish in the Pacific Ocean that is three times the size of France has successfully picked up plastic from the high seas for the first time.

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Microplastics in the Great Lakes: Becoming benthic

Inform, Pollution
Sep
23

From the Great Pacific garbage patch to inland rivers, plastics are among the most widespread contaminants on Earth. Microplastics — particles of plastic smaller than five millimeters — are especially pervasive. As they build up in Earth’s waters, microplastics are also becoming a permanent part of the planet’s sedimentary layers.

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California lawmakers fail to pass sweeping plastic pollution plan

News
Sep
14

In a setback for environmental groups, California lawmakers early Saturday morning ended the 2019 legislative session without passing two bills that would have been the most ambitious effort in the nation to reduce the massive amounts of plastic pollution that are washing into oceans, rivers and lakes around the world.

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Ocean trash is building up. This artist reveals what’s out there.

Barry Rosenthal started collecting plastic garbage on a New York shoreline. His photographs reveal the variety of water-borne trash.

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Four billion particles of microplastics discovered in major body of water

Pollution
Sep
13

While collecting water samples and plankton, researchers discovered a high concentration of microplastics, which are known to disrupt the marine food chain.

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It’s raining plastic: microscopic fibers fall from the sky in Rocky Mountains

News, Pollution
Aug
14

Discovery raises new questions about the amount of plastic waste permeating the air, water, and soil virtually everywhere on Earth

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Disposable plastic water bottles banned from San Francisco airport

News, Pollution
Aug
8

In an effort to make SFO more environmentally friendly, the airport is adding plastic water bottles to its list of restricted food service items starting August 20. The airport, just south of San Francisco, set a goal three years ago of becoming the world’s first zero-waste airport by 2021.

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This Irish teenager may have a solution for a plastic-free ocean

News, Pollution
Aug
2

A teenager from Ireland may have found a way to rescue our oceans from the growing plastic pollution problem.

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