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New Research Highlights Impact of Microplastic Pollution on Biodiversity

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New research from Queen’s University Belfast and Liverpool John Moores University revealed the impact that microplastic pollution is having on biodiversity. Currently up to 10...

Study Examines Prevalence of Microplastics in Coastal Environments

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Estuarine and coastal environments play a crucial role as a buffer between land, freshwater environments, and the open ocean where plastic debris accumulates. Despite performing...

Canada Releases Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution

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The Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution, which sheds light on the extent of the plastic pollution problem in Canada, has been published by...

UVic Finds Microplastic Pollution More Pervasive Than Previously Observed

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A new University of Victoria study suggests humans are unknowingly consuming tens of thousands of microplastic particles per year, a problem that requires further...

The Shift from a Linear Economy to a Circular Economy is...

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We have been playing a dramatic game of chicken with the natural limits of the planet for centuries. On one side is human behaviour...

Earth Day 2018 will Begin an Effort to End Plastic Pollution

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On Earth Day 2018, the Earth Day Network (EDN) will launch an ongoing effort to end plastic pollution. Yesterday, EDN announced that this April 22nd...

High Concentration of Microplastic Fibres in Ottawa River

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A new study led by researchers at Carleton University has found that microplastic pollution is prevalent in the Ottawa River and its tributaries. Of 62...

10,000 Tonnes of Plastic Enters the Great Lakes Yearly

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Researchers from the Rochester Institute of Technology have used computer models to estimate the volume of plastic and microplastics entering the Great Lakes each...

Does Canada’s Microplastic Ban Reach Far Enough?

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On November, 5th, the Government of Canada announced that it would be banning microplastic beads in toiletry products. At a public consultation was held on...

IJC Seeks Input on Binational Approach to Microplastics Entering the Great...

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The International Joint Commission (IJC) invites public comment on its Preliminary Recommendations on Microplastics in the Great Lakes for binational, science, policy, and education...

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