Boo, Hiss: The Opposite of a Love Letter to Microplastics

“Don’t sweat the small stuff” is a great mantra…except when you’re talking about plastic pollution. Devilishly tiny plastics, a.k.a. microplastics, are adding up to one massive problem in the world’s waterways – acting as a sponge for other pollutants, not to mention confusing and harming wildlife. In this EcoMyths/Worldview segment, we find out how and … Read more

Myth: ‘Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff’ Applies to Plastic

Is Smaller Better When It Comes to Plastic Pollution? Small plastic pollution is no game! Teeny weeny plastics are polluting even the cleanest-looking waters—and unsuspecting aquatic wildlife are accidentally gobbling them up. Question is, if the plastic is so tiny you can’t actually see it, does it really matter? When we say microplastics are tiny, … Read more

MiniMyth: Face Scrub Isn’t Made of Plastic

When you wash your face, the goal is to get yourself nice and clean—not slather your body in plastic. But, bizarre as it may sound, many exfoliating scrubs and other personal care products like soap and toothpaste are made with tiny plastic particles called microbeads. And though they’re so small you might never even notice … Read more