The Toxic Truth About Microplastics

By Meghan Rice

In previous blog posts, I have explored some of the most dangerous kinds plastics in the ocean.  One form of plastic that I discovered to be surprisingly harmful was microplastics, tiny pieces of plastic found in cosmetics and as byproducts of processes like laundering clothing.

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Great Pacific Garbage...Soup?

By Meghan Rice

Much to my surprise, what has been coined as ‘The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ may actually be a myth, experts say.  According to an article for The Telegraph, Oregon State University’s Associate Professor Dr Angelicque White has said: “The use of the phrase ‘garbage patch’ is misleading .

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Tiny Culprits of a Massive Health Risk

By Meghan Rice       

Microplastics, including dangerous microbeads and synthetic fabric fibers are some of the most dangerous plastics that get into the ocean and end up on our dinner plates.  Marine animals, which also suffer health problems including death, digest these materials in the water and through their consumption, we run the risk of serious health issues ourselves.

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