Rappler's latest stories on microplastics
A June report by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) ranks Tel Aviv's coastline as the third most polluted by plastic waste in the Mediterranean, behind Barcelona and southern Turkey
The World Health Organization says: 'We urgently need to know more about the health impact of microplastics because they are everywhere – including in our drinking water'
'It's readily apparent that the majority of the microplastic in the snow comes from the air,' says a study. It found that microplastic particles can be transported tremendous distances through the atmosphere.
Around 8 million tons of plastic end up in the world's oceans every year
'We are witnessing just the tip of a plastics iceberg,' it said.
'The most effective way to reduce human consumption of microplastics will likely be to reduce the production and use of plastics,' authors of a recent study say
By studying mosquitoes, we have found a previously unknown way for plastic to pollute the environment and contaminate the food chain
Are these tiny pieces of plastic damaging our bodies?
IUCN found that in many developed countries in North America and Europe tiny plastic particles are in fact a bigger source of marine plastic pollution than plastic waste
The scientists found that when they placed corals from the reef into plastic contaminated water the marine life ate plastic at rates only slightly lower than their normal rate of feeding on marine plankton