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Ginkgo Bioworks and Bioweg announce partnership to optimize production of bacterial cellulose, produce novel cellulose variants; research aims to offer sustainable alternatives for use in everyday products that contain microplastics

Penn State researchers are developing techniques to identify, trace microplastics back to source using neutron imaging; project is currently investigating different filtration materials to optimize microplastics separation, collection from water systems

Researchers at University of Toronto create coating that could reduce amount of microplastic fibers released by synthetic-based clothing items when washed; coating is made of polydimethylsiloxane, a silicon-based organic polymer

Conservationist TikTok user starts viral trend called 'nurdling,' when people collect microplastic pellets called nurdles, send them off to public databases for analysis; nurdles are now the second largest source of micropollution globally by weight

Plastics Europe and European Plastics Converters launch Operation Clean Sweep certification scheme; program will set common minimum requirements that will be audited regularly with regard to releases of plastic pellets into the environment

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