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The Mega Problem of Micro Things

The Mega Problem of Micro Things

What are Micro-Plastics?

Micro-plastics have not been defined in particular. They are just tiny particles that result from the disintegration of bigger plastic materials. However, most researchers say that any plastic smaller than 5 millimetres in size is a micro-plastic. Hence, these are really, really teeny-tiny!

Plastics are made up of polymers, which are derived from fossil fuels. A whole lot of chemicals are added to the polymers—close to 10,000—to ensure that a given plastic has the desired properties...

How Do Microplastics End Up in Babies' Poop?

How Do Microplastics End Up in Babies' Poop?

The market today is flooded with bright, shiny toys and soft clothes for babies. But how is this related to microplastics in their feces?

The market today is flooded with bright, shiny toys and soft clothes for babies. But how is this related to microplastics in their feces? Most products today like sipper cups, lunch boxes, baby bottles and wiping napkins are made of a substance called PET or polyethylene terephthalate. PET is taken from natural gas and crude oil. It is also another version of the polyester fabric...

The Dusty Bee!

The Dusty Bee!

40 per cent insect species are declining, a third are endangered. 

The Great Tale of Plastic

The Great Tale of Plastic

We have evolved over crores of years and invented plastic items and materials along the way to make our lives easier. Some of these have become a threat to life on Earth today

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