Not your cup of tea! Study finds tea bags shed billions of microplastic particles

Researchers found a single plastic tea bag at brewing temperature could release around 11.6bn microplastic and 3.1bn nanoplastic particles into a cup

WHO calls for urgent research after microplastics found in drinking water

Plastic bottles and caps used in bottled water could be sources of microplastics but data is ‘extremely limited’

Plastic bag in mountains
Plastic pollution reaches new heights in the Pyrenees

A new study shows microplastic fragments can be carried long distances from cities, covering even the most remote areas with a ‘blanket’ of waste

Microplastics ‘found in 50% of freshwater insects in Wales’

Research reveals pieces of plastic were ingested by insects

Plymouth Uni granted £200k for microplastics research

The project will be used to improve scientific understanding of how tiny plastic particles from tyres and fishing gear enter waterways and oceans

EU wants all plastic waste to be recyclable by 2030

The European Commission has launched the first ever EU-wide strategy to fight plastic waste. It aims to ensure all plastic packaging is recyclable by 2030, the use of single-use plastics is reduced and the intentional use of microplastics is restricted. Europeans generate around 25 million tonnes of plastic waste every year but less than 30% […]