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Tim Radford: Plastic particles now infest the Arctic

 The research vessel Polastern in the central Arctic Ocean. Image: © Alfred-Wegener-Institut/Ruediger Stein . Tiny plastic particles have been found in every sample collected of Arctic sea ice. But the … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: How Plastic Microbeads Are Causing Big Problems

. Have you noticed that your facial scrub, toothpaste, or body wash has tiny colored beads in it? Those are microbeads, and they are made from polyethylene and polypropylene. A … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

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