Out of sight, but no longer out of mind: Microplastics as a global pollutant

Derelict shing gear, packing straps, and assorted plastic items have long killed and maimed turtles, seals, whales, and birds, and generated gruesome and highly visible evidence of the impacts associated with marine litter. However, the extent to which smaller and smaller pieces of debris, notably microplastics, permeate our streams, lakes, and oceans has only recently become more evident. (…)

Peter S Ross and Carmen Morales-Caselles, Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, Volume 11, Issue 4, pages 721–722, October 2015

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