Trash in our turtles: Study finds microplastics in guts of sea turtles

Poor, poor sea turtles. A new study from Global Change Biology discovered plastic in the guts of sea turtles across the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean. The study observed more than 100 sea turtles of all seven species, and in all of them, found microplastics. Researchers from the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, in [...]

Dinner has been served — with a little side of microplastics

An October 2018 study in the Environmental Science & Technology journal found more than 90 percent of salt worldwide is contaminated with microplastics. In other words, you’re eating microplastics. Essentially, microplastics are “small particles of plastic that are smaller than 5 mm,” according to the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Our cosmetic products and facial [...]