Plastic-chomping bacteria could save landfill space, oil and energy consumed in manufacturing.
Altering the tiny creatures' excrement turns out to have potentially serious environmental consequences.
Tiny particles of plastic from cosmetics and industry affect oyster reproduction and threaten marine life.
In 1 million years, the epoch that we are now living in will likely be characterized by animal and plant remains, along with a strange mess of industrial pollutants.
The European waterway suffers from some of the worst microplastics pollution on the planet. Continue reading →
Humans are throwing enough plastic into the world's oceans to cover Manhattan in coffee stirrers and plastic bags, 34 times over.
Microplastics -- tiny particles formed from the degrading of plastic trash -- are filling the planet's oceans and pose an increasing threat to marine animals. Continue reading →
Expecting to see huge volumes of plastic in the world's oceans, a team of researchers finds otherwise.
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