marine plastic pollution

  • The Most Disturbing Places We’ve Found Microplastics So Far

    The Most Disturbing Places We’ve Found Microplastics So Far

    Scientists first found microplastics, those tiny pieces of plastic smaller than 5 millimeters, on British beaches in 2004. In the 20 years since, the world has watched on in horror as microplastics began turning up in virtually every nook and cranny on the planet. Today, we’ve got far-from-complete list that gives you an idea of…


  • The Microplastics Are in the Clouds Now

    The Microplastics Are in the Clouds Now

    Nowhere is safe from microplastics. Tiny plastic pieces are in waterways, in our bodies, and now researchers have found microplastics in clouds on top of Mount Fuji and Mount Oyama. In a new study published in Environmental Chemistry Letters, a team of Japanese scientists outline how they found microplastics on top of two mountain peaks…