Plastic waste disintegrates into nanoparticles that can reach far into living organisms’ bodies

Dec. 19, 2018 – There is a considerable risk that plastic waste in the environment releases nano-sized particles known as nanoplastics, according to a new study from Lund University. The researchers studied what happened when takeaway coffee cup lids, for example, were subjected to mechanical breakdown, in an effort to mimic the degradation that happens […]