Microplastic in Astonishing Quantities Found on the Seafloor

More than ten million tons of plastic are dumped into the oceans every year, but we only see about one percent of it, namely the pieces that float on the surface. But what happens to the rest of 99 percent...

Researchers Find Bacteria Capable of Converting Polyurethane Plastics Into Biodegradable Ones

​German researchers have found and identified a strain of bacteria able to degrade the chemical building blocks of polyurethane. The research has been published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, and it might show that one of the biggest issues on Earth...

Sea Turtles Mistake Plastic in the Ocean for Food and Consume it

New research says that some sea turtles cannot differentiate between the smell of plastic and the smell of food. A wide extent of various marine creatures come across the massive amount of plastic waste that is thrown by people in...