Examination of the ocean as a source for atmospheric microplastics

@article{Allen2020ExaminationOT,
  title={Examination of the ocean as a source for atmospheric microplastics},
  author={Steve Allen and Deonie Allen and Kerry Moss and Ga{\"e}l Le Roux and Vernon R Phoenix and Jeroen E. Sonke},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2020},
  volume={15}
}
Global plastic litter pollution has been increasing alongside demand since plastic products gained commercial popularity in the 1930’s. Current plastic pollutant research has generally assumed that once plastics enter the ocean they are there to stay, retained permanently within the ocean currents, biota or sediment until eventual deposition on the sea floor or become washed up onto the beach. In contrast to this, we suggest it appears that some plastic particles could be leaving the sea and… Expand
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