Microplastics Crossword Puzzle

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  • cosmetics: these popular items can contain microplastics
  • endocrine problems: a possible symptom of excessive exposure to microplastics
  • alternatives: this type of feed stock can be used to replace non-biodegradable plastic
  • biodegradable: materials that can be used instead of traditional plastics
  • microplastics: the term used to describe plastics under 5 mm in diameter
  • plastics: governments and non governmental organizations are trying to reduce and/or eliminate the use of this substance
  • toxic chemicals: microplastics can act as means of transporting these chemicals in the food chain.
  • boom: in 1950s, the plastic _ occurred
  • bans: this is a step that can be taken to reduce the use of certain plastics
  • fish: several species of these marine and fresh-water creatures can ingest microplastics
  • fabrics: this material made from plastic can create microplastics when washed