Primary microplastics in the oceans

Complete Title: 
Primary microplastics in the oceans : a global evaluation of sources
IUCN Publication
Abstract: 

Plastic has penetrated everyday life, and the disadvantages of plastics are becoming more and more visible: large quantities of plastics leak into rivers and oceans, with adverse effects to marine ecosystems and related economic activities. This report is one of the first of its kind to quantify primary microplastics leakage and to demonstrate that these primary microplastics are globally responsible for a major source of plastics in the oceans.

Imprint: 
Gland : IUCN, 2017
Physical Description: 
43p. : ill., maps
Publication Year: 
2017
ISBN: 
978-2-8317-1827-9
Notes: 

Includes bibliography

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Number of copies: 
0
Language(s): 
English
Record created: 2017/02/21
Record updated: 2017/03/20