News and Media

The publication of our most recent paper in FACETS sparked interest in the impact of microplastics found in the environment on drinking water quality.

Scientists find microplastics in Edmonton’s sole source of drinking water-The Narwhal, Jan 2021


In 2019, several media outlets reported on research from the Ross lab quantifying and characterizing microplastics in stormwater retention ponds from throughout the Edmonton area.

Microplastics, macro problem-St. Albert Gazette, July 2019

Just how much plastic is in Edmonton’s water and where is it coming from?-MacEwan University, June 2019

Microplastics in Edmonton waterways: MacEwan team studies plastic pollution-Edmonton Journal, June 2019

‘Shocking’ results prompt more research on microplastics in Edmonton-area water bodies-CBC, June 2019