Microplastic

Plastics dangerously harming marine ecosystems

Up till now it was unknown to researchers whether ingested plastic transfers chemical additives or pollutants to wildlife, but a new study has shown that toxic concentrations of pollutants and additives enter the tissue of animals that have eaten microplastic.

Dec 03, 2013, 15:57 PM IST

Plastic from synthetic clothes threaten food chain

Microscopic plastic debris that are released from washing synthetic clothes are accumulating in the marine environment.

Jan 29, 2012, 09:27 AM IST