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Journal Article: Microplastics in freshwater systems: Dynamic behaviour and transport processes

Freshwater ecosystems are viewed as a key medium for the transport of land-based plastics into oceans. Microplastic (MP) particles in freshwater environments demonstrate high persistence and an extensive range of size and shape distributions, which make their mobility, distribution, and fate vary distinctly depending on the prevailing environmental conditions. This paper conducts a comprehensive review of the dynamic behaviour of MPs in freshwater ecosystems, focusing on investigating the settling, aggregation, retention, and suspension processes governing their transport from the source to the sink.

Plastic Pollution. The pressing case for natural and environmentally friendly substitutes to plastics.

Plastic Pollution. The pressing case for natural and environmentally friendly substitutes to plastics. This UNCTAD publication shines a light on the implications of plastic pollution at all levels over the last few years, from individual consumers to national and international policy makers. Current trends are not in favor of reducing such pollution, on the contrary, …

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