Life In Plastic… Is it fantastic?

The Secret Life of Microplastics By Beth Raffell, Guest Blogger Microplastics are found in every area of our modern world, getting into those hard-to-reach or unexpected places ranging from our food, to our environment and are even found within the human body. Microplastics are very tiny pieces of plastic that are typically considered to be…

Evidence of microplastics carrying pathogens in our oceans

By Hannah Cooper, Final Straw Foundation Intern The dangers of microplastics to the marine environment are no stranger to us. From choking and starving marine life, to becoming entangled in habitats and creatures themselves. But could a new-found threat from microplastics pose a wider concern to both lives on land and at sea? A new…

New study highlights microplastics in our blood

By Guest Blogger, Tom Maclaren A study by Dutch scientists at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University Medical Centre has revealed microplastics in the bloodstream of just under 80% of their volunteer blood donors, as reported in the national and international press. Microplastics are what you’d imagine them to be – tiny plastic particles,…