Enter the Plastiverse!

What is the Plastiverse?

Welcome to the Plastiverse, a live, crowd-sourced repository for tools, databases, protocols, and information related to micro- and macro-plastics research! Here you will find a place to exchange ideas with other scientists, learn about cutting-edge methods and techniques

Who are we? 

We are a small group of scientists (and friends!) working to understand the impacts of plastic on our environment and develop solutions. We each have different areas of expertise and work in different sectors (e.g., government, academia, non-profit) and areas of plastics research (e.g., toxicity, occurrence, policy). 

Why was the Plastiverse created? 

There are so many incredible tools that have been created to facilitate plastic research. Sometimes, there are so many, and they are developed so quickly that it can be difficult to keep up with them all. We created the Plastiverse to catalog and organize all of these tools into one place so all researchers can find, access, and use them! 

Become a part of the Plastiverse!

The plastic research community has thrived on collaboration and coordination. We encourage all of our visitors to engage with the Plastiverse by letting us know about new tools to be added to the website, adding new events to our calendar, submitting blog articles, and participating in our forums. Together, we can tackle these difficult research questions and enact positive change! 

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Mental Models of Microplastics

New study tackles the challenge of consensus about the causes and consequences of microplastics among experts! To all researchers and experts on (micro)plastics, We aim to explore how much consensus

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