Pollution is one of the tree major environmental crises facing our planet, along with climate change and biodiversity loss. Air pollution results in 7 miillion premature deaths per year , and each year we through away more than 90% of our plastics, which is about 400 million tonnes of plastic pollution. This has a deadly effect on wildlife, especially in the oceans, and research is now finding risks to human health for microplastics.
Microplastics can affect the brain
A new study shows microplastics can accumulate in body tissues, including the brain, and can lead to change in behaviour. Read more
Plastic pollution could be reduced by 80%
A report says that if we can reuse, recycle and reorient and diversify products away from plastics, we could reduce our plastics pollution by 80% by 2040. Read more
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