July 27, 2022 3:30 pm
Some naturally-occurring freshwater bacteria grow faster and more efficiently on the remains of plastic bags than they do on plant matter like leaves and twigs.
June 17, 2022 7:54 am
Microplastics are tiny plastic debris that are smaller than 5 mm in length, tinier than even a grain of rice.
April 11, 2022 4:52 pm
Using a technique called Raman spectroscopy, the researchers detected microplastics and toxic chemicals containing the cyclohexyl functional group.
April 05, 2022 10:36 am
Every year, tens of millions of tons of plastic enter Earth’s oceans. Scientists initially assumed that the material was destined to float in garbage patches and gyres, but surface surveys have accounted for only about 1% of the ocean’s estimated plastic.
August 12, 2021 5:27 am
The study report, released Wednesday, showed that 288 microplastic particles were found in 11 samples — five collected from Panaji, Mapusa, Margao, Marcel and Cancona, and six from water treatment plants (WTPs) at Opa, Assonora and Selaulim.