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Microplastics found in every human testicle in study

Microplastics have been found in human testicles, with researchers saying the discovery might be linked to declining sperm counts in men.

The world dumps 2,000 truckloads of plastic into the ocean each day. Here’s where a lot of it ends up

The world produces around 400 million metric tons of plastic waste each year. Every day, 2,000 truckloads of it is dumped into the ocean, rivers and lakes.

Say Hello to Biodegradable Microplastics

Microplastics can take anywhere from 100 to 1,000 years to break down and, in the meantime, our planet and bodies are becoming more polluted with these materials every day.

Polar plastic: 97% of sampled Antarctic seabirds found to have ingested microplastics

Anthropogenic plastic pollution is often experienced through evocative images of marine animals caught in floating debris, yet its reach is far more expansive.

As Bali Chokes in Plastic Waste, Surfers Should Be Part of the Solution

Regrettably, there are no beaches in Bali free from plastic pollution. Each year, an astounding 300,000 tons of plastic waste is generated on the island.

A Strange Plastic Rock Has Ominously Invaded 5 Continents

Plastistones, a new type of sedimentary rock that’s part-plastic and part-rock, has been found on at least five continents and 11 countries.

Hermit crabs are ‘wearing’ our plastic rubbish

Hermit crabs all over the world, which scavenge shells as armour for their bodies, are turning increasingly to plastic waste instead.

Spain politicians bicker as plastic ‘nurdle’ spill swamps beaches

Dozens of volunteers used strainers to sift sand at beaches in northwestern Spain on Tuesday to collect millions of tiny plastic pellets that have washed up in recent days, endangering wildlife.

Scientists find about a quarter million invisible nanoplastic particles in a liter of bottled water

The average liter of bottled water has nearly a quarter million invisible pieces of ever so tiny nanoplastics, detected and categorized for the first time by a microscope using dual lasers.

Recycling: What’s the difference between biodegradable, compostable and recyclable?

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of the UK cautions consumers about the misleading use of waste terms such as ‘recyclable’, ‘biodegradable’, and ‘compostable’ in advertisements, as products often don’t break down as easily as stated, contributing to environmental pollution.

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Turning the tide: Vietnam’s war against plastic waste

Vietnam has ambitious targets to tackle the challenge posed by plastic waste. Effective enforcement and implementation are key for success.

143 Fossil Fuel and Chemical Lobbyists Target Plastics Treaty Talks

“The fossil fuel and petrochemical industries are heavily resisting people- and planet-saving measures in the global plastics treaty. Their growing presence in the negotiations is very telling,” said a Greenpeace campaigner.