Latest microplastics News

Minister Plibersek handed 20,000 more reasons to cut plastic use
Microplastics Mega Problem This World Ocean Day
Engineering enzymes to break down microplastics in sewage and wastewater
Early onset bowel cancer on the rise
Ecosystems are deeply interconnected – environmental research, policy and management should be too
Earth Day 2024 “Planet Vs. Plastic”: Bayside
Light pollution affects coastal ecosystems too – this underwater ‘canary’ is warning of the impacts
Ocean floor a ‘reservoir’ for plastic pollution, world-first study finds
Tiny Organisms, Transformative Outcomes
Thousands of tonnes of microplastics found in Moreton Bay
Microplastics found in artery plaque linked with higher risk of heart attack, stroke and death
New method promises the chance for plastics to be recycled more often
Expanding Our Impact In Whitsundays
Biosolids containing microplastics used on farm lands
Microplastics present in muscles, intestines of SEQ sharks
Vape recycling to launch at St Kilda Town Hall
Celebrating World Wetlands Day
Chiron AS Establishes State-of-the-Art Research Centre in Trondheim, Norway, Advancing Environmental Surveillance
How microplastic travels into Arctic
2024 Max Day Awards: restoring ecosystem engineers and protecting marine environments from microplastics
Is cold water bad for you? What about drinking from the hose or tap? The facts behind 5 water myths
How to help KI wildlife thrive
Griffith-led CRC attracts $140 million to tackle plastic waste
Flinders University making big impact in sustainability
Snail-inspired robot could scoop ocean microplastics
Aussie innovation turns waste into energy ‘gold’
Improving marine science capability on the Great Barrier Reef
Research begins to reduce shed of microplastics during laundering
School students have winning innovative solutions
Microplastics’ shape determines how far they travel in the atmosphere
Next steps to beat plastic pollution in NSW
Invertebrates avoid or adapt to microplastics ingestion
Plastic waste builds in waterways
Adventurer reveals plastic pollution results from remotest part of the planet
Genetically Modified Bacteria Break Down Plastics in Saltwater
Salt water-degradable plastics to help oceans
Bit by bit microplastics from tyres are polluting our waterways
$2 million Citizen Science Fund grants to support projects and new online platform
Modifying microbes to eat plastic; climate solutions; rewilding to save species; and what policies add up?
World Krill Day 11 August 2023
Clean up at Puckeys Reserve shows need to go plastic free – Wollongong
Arctic sea-ice algae attract plastics, new research shows
Plastics are breaking up not down in lakes worldwide
Plastic pollution in some NZ lakes is comparable to northern hemisphere lakes in highly populated areas, global study finds
Where are Australians breathing the most microplastics indoors?
Plastic Free July Take Challenge
Four new reports highlight importance of the microbiome for food safety, soils and nutrition