Microplastics – what do we know

Ecotoxicologist Alice Horton gave a presentation on microplastics at the CIWEM Priority Substances and Micro-Pollutants conference in London on September 14, 2017. The video of her presentation can be seen at the link below. Alice is a researcher in microplastics and environmental pollution at the […]

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Plankton snacking on plastic

Copepods (a type of zooplankton) have been caught on camera consuming tiny plastic particles. The polystyrene beads were between 7 and 30 micrometres in diameter, and were fluorescent so they were visible while being consumed. Verity White from Five Films and her team captured the […]

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Fishing for microplastics in the Rhine

Scientists in Switzerland are concerned about microplastic pollution in the river Rhine. The tiny bits of plastic in the water can potentially end up in the food chain. Researchers are working on solutions. See the video of the team taking samples from the river here: […]

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