The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said the batch of Butterball ground turkey was recalled following reports of embedded blue plastic in the product.
The team of researchers believe infants ingest microplastics through various plastic products such as dolls, sippy cups, bottles, and chew toys.
The poll also found that 47 percent of Americans would choose to buy recyclable products if given that option.
In the open ocean baby turtles will eat anything they come across, including plastic fibers, affecting their health and survival.
In her defence, the woman claimed she thought she'd also ordered a burger to go along with the single, very small, packet of sauce.
Inventors at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign receive a $1.2 million prize for the sustainable food process.
"The results from our research have major implications for the field of plastic sustainability and demonstrate the power of synthetic biology to address real-world challenges," said the study's first author Joanna Sadler.
The "hack" suggests that people use plastic wrap to avoid washing dishes, but was met with a largely negative response on the platform.
A report has revealed the petrochemical companies behind 90 per cent of the world's plastic waste, and the banks and financial institutions that fund them.
Consumers are upset with the company after discovering their packaging—which reads "Hello, I'm Paper Bottle"—actually contains a hidden plastic container.
Scientists made the discovery by mistake while working on an ongoing project.
Microplastics are ubiquitous in the marine environment. However, accurately classifying and quantifying them in the oceans has proven challenging for researchers.
"It was very surprising to find microplastics so deep," researcher Winnie Courtene-Jones told Newsweek.
An international team of researchers describeD how deep-sea currents transport and dump large quantities of microplastic across the ocean floor.
Researchers compared LEGO bricks that have washed up to pristine sets from the 1970s and 1980s to calculate their lifespan.
The COVID-19 virus appears to survive longest on plastic (polypropylene) and stainless steel.
Plastic covered in algae and micro-organisms could be releasing a smell that encourages sea turtles to mistake it for food.
Researchers say this could help with the problem of plastic pollution, but not all are convinced.
"This is a big deal," said lead scientist James Tour. "The world throws out 30 percent to 40 percent of all food, because it goes bad, and plastic waste is of worldwide concern."
"While the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of the food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program," the FSIS said.
The new estimate based on samples collected in California 8.3 million per cubic meter—not ten as previously calculated.
Sightings included beaked, baleen and sperm whales, and a mother with her very young calf.
The cetacean had died after getting caught in a fishing net. Scientists say the netting had become jammed in the whale's baleen.
Millions of people have taken part in the Plastic-Free July challenge, which asks participants to help reduce their plastic waste by choosing to refuse to use single-use plastics.
Each week, students at the Akshar Foundation School in Assam are asked to bring in 25 recyclable plastic items, which are then transformed into low-cost, durable construction material.
Seagrass and algae, some of their favourite foods, look like plastic.
The beverage giant will test selling cans at restaurants before putting them on supermarket shelves.