New report on the perils of microplastics

A new report notes that plastic particles in the environment do not yet present a major risk for humans or the environment. But we currently have limited knowledge, and the authors warn that the situation may become worse if the growth of plastic contaminants continues at current rates.

The recent report from Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) has been produced by an expert group of European researchers, and will be submitted to the European Commission for use in decision-making on combating microplastics.