Single-use face masks used to prevent transmission of diseases added to the growing problems of plastic pollution so countries have found a way to recycle them by making them into benches, road material, and car floor carpets.
With air pollution getting worse, one way people avoid exposure is by having food delivered to their home or office. However, this has resulted in an increase in plastic pollution from single-use containers and plastic bags.
The plastic waste problem has been a global issue that harms the environment and contributes to climate change. Several experts share that companies burning plastic fuel to its original fossil form are a new type of greenwashing
Plastic-consuming organisms have been discovered years ago, yet aren't enough to efficiently rid of global plastic pollution. In a recent study, scientists combined two plastic-consuming enzymes that eat plastic up to three times faster than their natural counterparts.
Researchers discover microplastics in the organs of cadaver donors, revealing that everyone inevitably ingests plastic pollution. The team from Arizona State University hope to create 'an atlas of human pollution' to show how much of the organs are exposed to microplastic particles.