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# microplastics

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Brown Thomas and Arnotts remove 470 cosmetic glitter products from sale
The group said the move is part of its drive to reduce plastic pollution and manage its environmental footprint.
Bottle-fed babies may ingest 'millions' of microplastics each day, Irish researchers find
The authors noted that it was in developed nations that babies were likely ingesting the most plastic.
Wet wipes: 50% of brands labelled 'flushable' actually contain microplastics (and shouldn't be flushed)
The researched looked at how sanitary products are polluting Irish oceans.
Microplastics found in Arctic and Alps after being carried by wind and snow, scientists warn
The researchers have called for urgent research to assess the health risks of inhalation.
Irish teenager wins global science award for removing microplastics from water
Fionn Ferreira from Cork received a €45,000 bursary.
Ireland plans to ban sale of new cars with tailpipes by 2030
The government are also exploring ways of reducing cigarette butt litter.
Have we broken the ocean?: 'Read the ingredient list before you buy your next batch of toiletries'
We need to recognise the damage our plastic addiction is having on our planet, writes Professor Gordon Chambers.
Public health could be 'at risk' from exposure to microplastics in drinking water
A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency delves into the source of microplastics in our waters.