Research highlights: impacts of microplastics on plankton.

  title={Research highlights: impacts of microplastics on plankton.},
  author={Vivian S Lin},
  journal={Environmental science. Processes & impacts},
  volume={18 2},
Each year, millions of metric tons of the plastic produced for food packaging, personal care products, fishing gear, and other human activities end up in lakes, rivers, and the ocean. The breakdown of these primary plastics in the environment results in microplastics, small fragments of plastic typically less than 1-5 mm in size. These synthetic particles… CONTINUE READING