A giant larvacean (the blue, tadpole-like animal) beats its tail, pumping water and microplastic beads (red dots) through its inner filter. Image: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

When we see pictures of beaches and seas choked with plastic, the impact of our throwaway culture sinks home. But the plastic we do not see is probabl(...)

The growth of polluting microplastics in the Irish environment has been confirmed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency has publis(...)

Microbeads are found by the hundreds of thousands in shower gels, face-scrubs and toothpastes

Microbeads, tiny pieces of plastic found by the hundreds of thousands in shower gels, face-scrubs and toothpastes, were once trumpeted as a cosmetic (...)