microplastics

Various types and sizes of plastics collected from the Kinnickinnic River, Milwaukee, WI. Photo: S. Mason, State University of New York at Fredonia. Public domain. Source: USGS.

Tracking Plastic in the Air

Elizabeth Borneman

Approximately 1,100 tons of microplastics are thought to be floating in the air above the Western United States

Various types and sizes of plastics collected from the Kinnickinnic River, Milwaukee, WI. Photo: S. Mason, State University of New York at Fredonia. Public domain. Source: USGS.

Stokes Drift Is Pushing Microplastics Towards the Arctic

Caitlin Dempsey

A recent publication in JGR Oceans took a look at how the physical processes of oceans affect the distribution of micro plastics around the world.