#Microplastics

  • Article: Wind Currents Are Carrying Microplastics All the Way to the Arctic
    Environment

    Wind Currents Are Carrying Microplastics All the Way to the Arctic

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Aug. 15, 2019

    Researchers think that breathing in microplastics could penetrate deep into the lungs. Read more

  • Article: These College Students Invented a Beach Vacuum to Suck Up Microplastics
    Finance & Innovation

    These College Students Invented a Beach Vacuum to Suck Up Microplastics

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|June 28, 2019

    “We want to use our engineering skills to help to save the planet.” Read more

  • Article: Bye Bye, Balloons: Why This South African Park Banned Them
    Environment

    Bye Bye, Balloons: Why This South African Park Banned Them

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|May 9, 2019

    The Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens is making a great step. Read more

  • Article: This New Law Would Ban 90% of Microplastics Across Europe
    Environment

    This New Law Would Ban 90% of Microplastics Across Europe

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Jan. 30, 2019

    Plastic pollution contaminates the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. Read more

  • Article: Does South Africa Have a Microplastics Problem? This Research Says Yes
    Environment

    Does South Africa Have a Microplastics Problem? This Research Says Yes

    Sept. 19, 2018

    Plastics has become a global concern. Read more

  • Article: Why You Probably Shouldn't Wash Your Contact Lenses Down the Sink
    Environment

    Why You Probably Shouldn't Wash Your Contact Lenses Down the Sink

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sophie Maes|Aug. 22, 2018

    Between 6 and 10 metric tons of plastic contact lenses end up in US wastewater facilities each year. Read more

  • Article: 10 Facts About Plastic Pollution You Absolutely Need to Know
    Environment

    10 Facts About Plastic Pollution You Absolutely Need to Know

    By Seneo Mwamba|June 14, 2018

    We seriously need to do something about our plastic pollution. Read more

  • Article: Even the Most Remote Region in the World Is Polluted With Plastic
    Environment

    Even the Most Remote Region in the World Is Polluted With Plastic

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|June 7, 2018

    “Humanity’s footprint is clear.” Read more