Scientists created plastic a hundred years ago. Now it's all around us - both visible and invisible. But what are the health impacts of microplastics?
Microplastics aren't just fouling the world's oceans - invisible plastic fibers are polluting drinking water tapped by millions of people. Where do these fibers come from, and how bad are they for human health? (07.09.2017)
New data collected in a round-the-world boat race has shown microplastics are in more of our planet's oceans than previously thought. What can we do to stop their spread?
Microplastics represent a significant risk for large marine filter feeders like whales and sharks, a new study reveals. It's another wake-up call around the massive problem of plastic pollution.
Concern over plastic pollution is gathering momentum at a startling pace in the UK. But behind headline-grabbing gestures from government, citizens are taking the problem into their own hands.
On the heels of the EU plastics strategy, which includes making plastic packaging recyclable by 2030, DW spoke with the environment minister of Sweden, who has pushed for stronger measures to manage plastic waste.
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