Cosmetics industry misleads consumers and government
The industry stated in 2018 that the use of plastic microbeads had decreased by 97.6% and pledged that no more personal care products with plastic microbeads would be sold by 2020. However, such products are still offered for sale, according to scientific research.
How hazardous carpet waste ends up in horse riding arenas
Journalist Laura Hoogenraad has been researching the reuse of old, shredded carpets full of chemicals in horse riding arenas, and this is what she found out:
Children’s playgrounds are a source of toxic microplastics
In children’s playgrounds, industrial waste full of toxic substances is being used as part of the “circular economy”.
Are babies sufficiently protected against microplastics?
For the first time, scientists have found microplastics in the placenta. Recent research has also shown that babies consume 1.6 million microplastics daily via food from plastic bottles.