Effects of Microplastics in Soil Ecosystems: Above and Below Ground.

  title={Effects of Microplastics in Soil Ecosystems: Above and Below Ground.},
  author={Bas Boots and Connor William Russell and Dannielle Senga Green},
  journal={Environmental science \& technology},
Environmental contamination by microplastics is now considered an emerging threat to biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Soil ecosystems, particularly agricultural land, have been recognized as a major sink of microplastics, but the impacts of microplastics on soil ecosystems (e.g., above and below ground) remain largely unknown. In this study, different types of microplastics [biodegradable polylactic acid (PLA)], conventional high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and microplastic clothing… 

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