What impact are plastic particles having on our rivers and lakes? A team of researchers in Germany is trying to find out whether their presence can be traced back to the beginning of the plastics era in the 1950s.
Picking up trash from river beds and beaches has become a popular activity around the world. But do clean-ups really help tackle the growing problem of plastic pollution? DW's Brigitte Osterath reports from Honduras.
Petrochemicals, used in plastics, fertilizers and clothing, will account for more than one-third of the growth in world oil demand by 2030, according to a report. By 2050, they will be the biggest driver of oil demand.
Microplastics can be found just about everywhere, from the depths of the ocean to our beer. So it's not a surprise that these tiny bits of plastic have made their way into our poo. But what does it mean for our health?
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.
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