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Microplastics could make other pollutants more harmful, study finds; heavy metals such as chromium can become more toxic after easily attaching to microplastics, potentially threatening algae, aquatic life: Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Tire and road wear particles are among largest sources of microplastics released into the environment, according to research at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne; study examines toxicity and how readily particles are absorbed by organisms

CEPI spotlights VTT's prize-winning researcher, Dr. Ilona Leppanen, for her work on developing cellulose-based biofilm; film to filter nanoplastics from water, could be used in washing machines, at water treatment facilities

EU REACH regulation is expected to issue final version of its microplastics restriction in 2023; rule will have impact on all cosmetic product categories, as scope includes any solid, synthetic non-biodegradable polymer, industry groups note

Blueland, Plastic Pollution Coalition, advocacy groups petition EPA to require testing of PVA plastic films in consumer goods such as laundry detergent pods, sheets; more than 75% of intact plastic particles can be released to the environment, study shows

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