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U of G Project Awarded Funding to Assess Microplastics in Water,...

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Protecting freshwater and farming soils from possible harmful effects of microplastics is the goal of a four-year, $1-million project led by University of Guelph...

Research Team Develops Method to Degrade Microplastics

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A research team from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) has developed a process for wastewater treatment that degrades microplastics at the source. The results of...

Global Water Institute Receives Grant from ECCC’s Zero Plastic Waste Funding...

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Carleton University's Global Water Institute has received a $230,000, 1.5-year grant from Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Zero Plastic Waste Funding Initiative. The grant...

More Marinas Join Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup

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The Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup announced that the following marinas will be joining the initiative and supporting the capture of plastic debris throughout the...

New Study Estimates Amount of Plastic in Atlantic Ocean

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The mass of ‘invisible’ microplastics found in the upper waters of the Atlantic Ocean is approximately 12-21 million tonnes, according to a new study. This...

Plastic Pollution in the Aquatic Environment

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Plastic wastes have generated global attention due to their omnipresence and profound ecosystem threats. These plastic wastes are polluting waters around the world and...

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...

Researchers Study Invisible Plastics in Drinking Water and Wastewater

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A research team has found that nanoscale particles of the most commonly used plastics tend to move through the water supply or settle out...

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...

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