Emission of primary microplastics in mainland China: Invisible but not negligible.

  title={Emission of primary microplastics in mainland China: Invisible but not negligible.},
  author={Teng Wang and Baojie Li and Xinqing Zou and Ying Wang and Yali Li and Yong-jiang Xu and Longjiang Mao and Chuchu Zhang and Wenwen Yu},
  journal={Water research},

The abundance and characteristics of microplastics in commonly consumed shellfish in the Jiangsu coastal region of China

Investigation of the occurrence and characteristics of microplastics in three commonly consumed shellfish in the coastal region of Jiangsu Province, China found that the majority of particles originated from the discharge of clothing fibers in domestic sewage.

Sources of Microplastic in the Environment

Generally, microplastics (MPs) in the environment come from two main types of source, which lead to different sizes of plastic particles: one is the primary source, and another is the secondary

Occurrence of Microplastics in the Gastrointestinal Tract and Gills of Fish from Guangdong, South China

The degree of microplastic pollution in fish tissues from the central and western coastal areas of Guangdong province revealed that carnivorous fish was less likely to ingest microplastics than that of herbivores or omnivores, and middle-water fish are more likely to have their gills contaminated withmicroplastics.

Microplastics Occurrence in Surface Waters and Sediments in Five River Mouths of Manila Bay

Microplastics have been increasingly documented globally in numerous environmental compartments. However, little information exists in the Philippines despite the fact that the country is considered



Accumulation of microplastic on shorelines woldwide: sources and sinks.

It is shown that microplastic contaminates the shorelines at 18 sites worldwide representing six continents from the poles to the equator, with more material in densely populated areas, but no clear relationship between the abundance of miocroplastics and the mean size-distribution of natural particulates.

Microplastics in the marine environment.

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Export of Plastic Debris by Rivers into the Sea.

A global compilation of data on plastic debris in the water column across a wide range of river sizes finds that plastic debris loads, both microplastic and macroplastic, are positively related to the mismanaged plastic waste (MMPW) generated in the river catchments.

Emissions of microplastic fibers from microfiber fleece during domestic washing

Analyzing released fibers collected with a 200 μm filter during 10 mild, successive washing cycles showed that emission initially decreased and then stabilized at approx.

Global atmospheric emissions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from 1960 to 2008 and future predictions.

Simulation of PAH emissions in developed and developing countries would decrease by 46-71% and 48-64%, respectively, based on the six IPCC SRES scenarios, resulting in a new estimate ofPAH emission factor variation among different countries and over time.