Urgent need for more research into environmental effects of microplastics
Current knowledge on microplastics in the soil is still inadequate
RIVM calls for increased involvement of scientific community in solving plastic crisis
Nature Nanotechnology publishes RIVM research on plastics
Microplastics in paint can cause problems in the environment
Companies and organisations in the paint sector are aware that microplastics can cause problems as these particles end up in the environment where they persist and may be harmful to plants and anim
Measures against polluting microplastics from garments
When garments made from synthetic materials wear, due to use and washing, microplastic fibres are released. Wastewater treatment plants remove 50 to 90 per cent of these microplastic fibres.