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Textile makers go green in battle against microplastic waste
Synthetic fiber makers are gearing up to combat water pollution caused by tiny pieces of plastic that fall off from the washing of fleece and other chemical fiber waste.
Microplastic pollution found near summit of Mount Everest
Microplastic pollution has been discovered in snow close to the peak of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. With plastic debris revealed in 2018 at the deepest point on Earth, the Mariana Trench, it is now clear that humanity’s litter has polluted the entire planet.
Microplastic in Atlantic Ocean 'could weigh 21 million tons'
There are 12-21 million tons of tiny plastic fragments floating in the Atlantic Ocean, scientists have found.
High microplastic concentration found on ocean floor
Scientists have identified the highest levels of microplastics ever recorded on the seafloor.
A plateful of plastic: Visualizing the microplastic we consume
Microscopic pieces of plastic have been discovered in the most remote locations, from the depths of the ocean to Arctic ice — and in our bodies as we breathe in and eat microplastic, and drink plastic-infused water every day.
Microplastic pollution in oceans far worse than feared
The number of tiny plastic pieces polluting the world’s oceans is vastly greater than thought, new research indicates.
Single clothes wash may release 700,000 microplastic fibers
Each cycle of a washing machine could release more than 700,000 microscopic plastic fibers into the environment, according to a study.

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