Marine microplastic: Preparation of relevant test materials for laboratory assessment of ecosystem impacts

Highlights

Beached macroplastic litter was collected for impact assessment studies.

Cryogenic milling provided homogenous microplastic mixture.

Common inorganic additives used as colorants, fillers and stabilisers were detected.

GC-MS identified organic plasticisers, stabilisers, antioxidants and flame retardants.

Susanne Kühn, Albert van Oyen, Andy M. Booth and al., Chemosphere, Volume 213, December 2018, Pages 103-113

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