Your seafood platter might contain a hidden ingredient – plastic

Researchers from the University of Exeter and the University of Queensland studied five different kinds of seafood and found traces of plastic in every sample

Microplastics found in guts of sharks off UK coast

Microplastic and other man-made fibre particles were found in 67% of the creatures studied

‘Parts of the Thames see 94,000 microplastic particles flow through water every second’

Three separate studies have found high levels of microplastics are impacting the river, seriously affecting its inhabitants, habitats, water column and shoreline

Tyre particles ‘are a major source of pollution in the UK’s rivers and oceans’

That’s the conclusion reached in a new report from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the University of Plymouth, which suggests tyres are a previously largely unrecorded source of microplastics in the marine environment

‘Only 1% of the plastic waste in the world’s oceans is immediately visible’

That’s the warning from Elda Miramontes. Junior Professor of Sedimentology at the University of Bremen