Few studies have examined lakes or wide swaths of ocean areas, leaving critical data gaps in how plastic pollution affects wildlife and moves across food webs.
Microplastics Found in Human Stool
Tiny slivers of plastic are making it all the way into humans’ guts and into their feces, a new study shows.
A Cross-Sectoral Approach to Tackle Ocean Plastic Pollution
Plastic in the Oceans: Challenges and Solutions; Cambridge, United Kingdom, 7 March 2018
Roving Exhibit Highlights Ocean Plastics Problem
The Ocean Plastics Lab, currently on the National Mall in Washington, D. C., illustrates the pollution threat and points to solutions.
Pacific’s Garbage Hot Spot Holds More Plastic Debris Than Was Thought
A nonprofit that helped to collect data for the research plans to use the study’s findings to help guide it in an upcoming campaign to remove buoyant plastic trash from ocean gyres.
Plastic Waste Knows No Bounds
Despite the vastness of Earth’s oceans, human plastic pollution overwhelms even remote corners.
New Data Aid Estimate of Ocean's Plastic Content
Researchers estimate the abundance of plastics churning in the world’s oceans.