Mussels exposed to polyester microfibres in seawater grow at a slower rate than unexposed mussels. This study examines whether cotton microfibres could have same impact
Issue 607: Polyester microfibres in seawater have been found to slow the growth of juvenile mussels by 36%. Understanding how these ocean pollutants impact shellfish could inform regulatory measures in areas such as textile design.
Issue 589: The semi-enclosed Black Sea is fed by multiple European and Asian rivers which carry microplastic pollution.
Today, the European Commission launched a public consultation on how best to reduce the amount of unintentionally released microplastics into the environment.
The Commission has launched a call for evidence for the upcoming initiative aiming to tackle microplastics unintentionally released into the environment.
Register as a stakeholder to contribute to the study entitled ‘Cost-benefit analysis of policy measures reducing unintentional releases of microplastics’.