Consistent patterns of debris on South African beaches indicate that industrial pellets and other mesoplastic items mostly derive from local sources.

@article{Ryan2018ConsistentPO,
  title={Consistent patterns of debris on South African beaches indicate that industrial pellets and other mesoplastic items mostly derive from local sources.},
  author={Peter G. Ryan and Vonica Perold and Alexis Osborne and Coleen L. Moloney},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2018},
  volume={238},
  pages={
          1008-1016
        }
}
Identifying the sources of small plastic fragments is challenging because the original source item seldom can be identified. South Africa provides a useful model system to understand the factors influencing the distribution of beach litter because it has an open coastline with four equally-spaced urban-industrial centres distant from other major source… CONTINUE READING