Australia considers container deposit scheme

Senate hearing discusses ways to tackle marine plastic pollution; call for container deposit scheme and end to consuming ‘disposable plastics’

Microplastics impact oyster fertility

New study finds micro-polystyrene to disrupt feeding pattern and reproduction in oysters; exposed molluscs had fewer and more slowly growing offspring

Plastic covering the planet

Plastic pollution affecting every corner of planet Earth with damaging, long lasting impact, new study shows

UNEP concerned about biodegradable plastics

Report by the United Nations Environment Program judges biodegradable plastics to deflect from problem of plastic ocean pollution

Microplastics in table salt

News study finds micrcoplastics in sea salts, lake salts, and rock/well salts commercially available in China; other contamination sources in addition to plastic ocean pollution likely