In 2011, ecologist Mark Browne discovered that microplastics from the fibers of our clothes are flown unknowingly to oceans, killing and polluting ecosystems. Now, Patagonia, one of the biggest synthetic clothes producers, admits that there's indeed a problem.
A new study revealed that plastic pollution has already reached deep oceans, negatively affecting deep sea animals.
Ever experienced the frustration of trying to shake the last drop of shampoo out of the bottle? Ohio State University researchers have invented a bio-inspired texture that makes it easier to empty your shampoo bottle.
A recent study shows that young fish are preferring to eat microplastics, which results in stunted growth and increase death rates.
Millions of tons of microplastics wind up in the world's oceans, threatening various marine life. A recent study, however, sheds light on how the tiny plastic particles are impacting Pacific oysters and their reproductive success.
Plastic pollution is having a greater impact on sea turtles than previously thought. From entanglement to starvation all seven sea turtle species are being threatened in their natural habitats.
A new analysis of waters around the United States has found that the country is dumping a stunning 8 trillion bits of plastic into oceans and lakes every day. But we're not talking about irresponsible waste management here. Even eco-friendly citizens could be contributing to this invisible pollution, and just by brushing their teeth!
Minute plastic scrubbing beads from toothpastes and creams make their way past sewage receptors and into oceans, disrupting marine ecosystems. Researchers recently learned their numbers are more sobering than we knew.
The iconic puffin, a bird being considered as one of 10 candidates to be the UK's national bird, may be in trouble. Experts are finding a disturbing amount of plastic in the bellies of puffins around the Isle of May, and they say this could spell for severe ecological consequences.
Before you rejoice over a possible solution to the ongoing plastic pollution problem, know that Great Barrier Reef corals that eat microplastics may be putting themselves at risk with their unique appetite, according to a new study.