Blogs - Water Guardian Experts

Water Guardian ExpertsWater Guardian Experts community focusses on technology and policy sharing  to help stop the human catastrophe of plastic pollution in water.  Initiated by the Race for Water Foundation.

Researchers find microplastics deep in the lungs of living human for the first time.

Nanoplastics measurements in Northern and Southern polar ice

Evaluating the presence of microplastics in striped dolphins stranded in the Western Mediterranean Sea.

Atmospheric transport is a major pathway of microplastics to remote regions

Seafloor microplastic hotspots controlled by deep-sea circulation

Long-term exposure to nanoplastics reduce life-time in Daphnia magna

Microplastics generated when opening plastic packaging

Estimating the size distribution of plastics ingested by animals

Photochemical dissolution of buoyant microplastics to dissovled organic carbon: Rate and microbial impacts

Marine pollution from pyroplastics

White and wonderful? Microplastics prevail in snow from the Alps to the Arctic

Human Consumption of Microplastics

Double trouble in the South Pacific subtropical gyre: Increased plastic ingestion by fish in the oceanic accumulation zone

Microplastic ingestion ubiquitous in marine turtles

Bioavailability and effects of microplastics on marine zooplankton

Consistent microplastic ingestion by deep-sea invertebrates over the last four decades (1976-2015)

Impacts of Marine Plastic Pollution From Continental Coast to Subtropical Gyres (...) in the SE Pacific

Microplastics in mussels samples from coastal water and supermarkets in the UK

Trophic transfer of microplastics and mixed contaminants in the marine food web and implications for human health

Human Footprint in the Abyss: 30 Year Record of Deep-sea Plastic Debris

Episodic records of jellyfish ingestion of plastic items reveal a novel pathway for trophic transference of marine litter

Arctic Sea Ice is an Important Temporal Sink and Means of Transport for Microplastic

Low levels of microplastics in wild mussels compared to exposure via household fibres fallout during a meal

Frequency of Microplastics in Mesopelagic Fishes from the Northwest Atlantic

Plastic Waste Associated with Disease on Coral Reefs

Ingestion and fragmentation of plastic carrier bags by the amphipod Orchestia gammarellus

Macrofouling communities and the degradation of plastic bags in the sea: an in situ experiment

Chemoreception drives plastic consumption in a hard coral

Brain Damage and Behavioural Disorders in Fish Induced by Plastic Nanoparticles Delivered through the Food Chain

From the surface to the seafloor - How giant larvaceans transport microplastics into the deep sea

Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made

River plastic emissions to the world's oceans

Microplastics in the Antarctic marine system: An emerging area of research

Exceptional and rapid accumullation of anthropogenic debris on one of the word's most remore and pristine islands

The Arctic Ocean as a dead end for floating plastics in the North Atlantic branch of the Thermohaline Circulation

Toward a harmonized approach for monitoring of riverine floating macro litter inputs to the marine environment.

Mounting litter spotted on Artic seafloor

How garbage patches form in the world's oceans

Bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants in the deepest ocean fauna

First evidence of deep-sea animals ingesting microplastics

The Plastic Plague Threatens the Oceans

Percentage of microbeads in pelagic microplastics within Japanese coastal waters

Evidence for the Influence of Surface Heat Fluxes on Turbulent Mixing of Microplastic Marine Debris

The degradation potential of PET bottles in the marine environment: An ATR-FTIR based approach

COP21 - Great success for Race for Water

The Plastic Bank Wins Sustainability Award in Paris

UNEP Report - Biodegradable Plastics and Marine Litter (2015)

The Super Polluted Rhine Washes 191 Million Plastic Particles Out to Sea Every Day

US, Indonesia collaborate on tackling marine pollution

Plastic and metal ingestion in three species of coastal waterfowl wintering in Atlantic Canada

Ocean and Climate Forum at COP21

A Social Enterprise That Turns Recycled Fishing Nets Into Skateboards

UNEP Report - Valuing Plastic (2014)

"East Asian Sea, a hot spot of pelagic microplastics" published at Marine Pollution Bulletin

Finish Line for the Race for Water Odyssey