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Plastic pollution has been an issue since the 1960s, but when mask-wearing, single-use plastics and hand sanitiser bottles became the norm, things only got worse.
The world's first eco-friendly filter has been developed that can remove micro-to-nano-sized microplastics in water.
Researchers have invented a light-activated fish robot that "swims" around quickly and removes microplastics from the water.
We talk to Professor of Polymer Physics Eugene Terentjev, at the University of Cambridge, about the future of plastic.
Plastic bottles take up to 450 years to biodegrade naturally, so recycling them quickly is crucial for the environment - Northwestern University chemists may have a new strategy.
Microplastics carrying pathogens into the ocean via land based parasites are affecting wildlife and human health.
Tumble drying laundry can worsen air pollution, as it releases vast amounts of possibly harmful microfibres into the air, if not coupled with more eco-friendly methods.
Researchers looking at plastics’ connection with pregnancy and children's health, find that placenta can absorb nanoplastics during pregnancy, affecting babies when born.
Plastic has been found everywhere, from plastic pollution in the oceans, to microplastics in food – researchers have now located nanoplastic particles in the snow.
Pamela Lein, University of California, Davis, explains nurdles - tiny building blocks of consumer plastics & growing environmental threat
New research provides a model of the global scale of plastic development, tracing where it’s produced, where it ends up, and its environmental impact.
Research has identified how microplastics are being found in the Antarctic, by testing seawater samples they found that paint and varnish are the most prominent source of microplastics in the region's sea.
Single-use plastics could be banned in England in the latest Government proposal to stop production and consumption of all avoidable plastic waste.
In a study conducted on babies in New York, scientists found that babies contain 10 times as many microplastics as adults - raising serious questions about how exposure happens.
Scientists tested makeup across the US and Canada for harmful chemicals - they found that over 75% of products tested contained PFAS, which are "forever chemicals".
A team of researchers at Washington State University have found a way to turn 90% of plastic waste into jet fuel within the space of an hour.
Research Professor Ali Harlin urges us to reconsider our plastic use and illustrates how the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is aiming to halve the environmental impact of plastics.
Scientists have discovered microplastics in the largest European ice cap - which can influence the way that glaciers melt and behave, impacting rising sea levels.
Gavin Ellis, Director and Co-Founder of Hubbub, discusses how digital solutions can be used to help households reduce their carbon footprint and save money.
Funded by the BBI JU programme within the EU’s Horizon 2020 initiative, the Usable Packaging project seeks to dramatically reduce the use of environmentally harmful fossil fuel-based packaging by developing high-performance bio-alternatives.
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