Leading UK supermarket TESCO has announced to pull out all its products containing microbeads by the end of 2016.
Scientists created robotic microbeads that could deliver medicines in the body on a small scale.
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!