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.
New research reveals the percentage of plastic inside the average seabird.
It is well known that plastic pollution is riddling our oceans and threatening various marine life, so now scientists are using drones to map out this debris and better understand how to deal with the problem.
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.
After researchers just announced that our oceans are riddled with eight million metric tons of plastic, a new comprehensive study found that nearly 700 marine species encounter and are threatened by such debris on a daily basis.