Plastics are a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic materials that use polymers as a main ingredient.

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Unseen Hazard: The Invisible World of Plastics and Oligomers in Your Laundry

The Entire Ocean Ecosystem Is Threatened – Scientists Uncover Shocking Spread of Plastics Beyond Known Garbage Patches

There are large accumulations of plastics in the ocean, even outside so-called garbage patch

Revolutionizing Plastics: How Sugar-Based Polyamides Could Save Our Planet

Using light to produce medication and plastics more efficiently

How Do Chemicals in Plastics Impact Your Endocrine System?

Halloween toy among plastics swallowed by sea turtles

Latest science shows endocrine disrupting chemicals in plastics, pesticides, and other sources pose health threats globally

Scientists develop artificial 'worm gut' to break down plastics

Cellulose could replace plastics in flexible electronics

What happens when sunlight breaks down plastics in the ocean? Hundreds of potentially harmful chemical byproducts are left behind, research finds

Biohybrid microrobots could remove micro- and nano-plastics from aquatic environments

Zooplankton in ocean and freshwater are rapidly escalating the global environmental threat of plastics

Ecotoxicity testing of micro- and nano-plastics

‘We are just getting started’: the plastic-eating bacteria that could change the world | Plastics

How can the use of plastics in agriculture become more sustainable?

Genetically modified bacteria break down plastics in saltwater

The looming 840,000 ton waste problem that isn't single-use plastics

Fossil-Fuel Interests Try to Weaken Global Plastics Treaty

1st Plastics Pollution Weather Forecast Predicts 88 Pounds of Microplastic Over Paris