Microplastics are small plastic particles in the environment and have become a paramount issue especially in the marine environment. Not unequivocally defined, some marine researchers define microplastics as all plastic particles smaller than 1 mm pertaining to their microscopic size range while others in turn define them as smaller than 5 mm recognizing the common use of 333 μm mesh neuston nets for field sampling.
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What if the “great ocean garbage patches” were just the tip of the iceberg? While more than ten million tonnes of plastic ...