A new study published online on July 9, 2014 in the scientific journal Environmental Sciences Europe reports on microplastic as an emerging contaminant of freshwater. The researchers argue that microplastic in freshwater is of concern as it may bioaccumlate in the food web and act as vector for organic pollutants. Wagner and colleagues report in their review on sources of microplastic contamination, levels in different freshwater sources and European regulation currently in place. The Food Packaging Forum summarizes the article in a newly published report.