Sources of plastic marine debris on beaches of Korea: More from the ocean than the land

  title={Sources of plastic marine debris on beaches of Korea: More from the ocean than the land},
  author={Yong Chang Jang and Jongmyoung Lee and Sunwook Hong and J. S. Lee and W. Shim and Y. Song},
  journal={Ocean Science Journal},
  • Yong Chang Jang, Jongmyoung Lee, +3 authors Y. Song
  • Published 2014
  • Biology
  • Ocean Science Journal
  • Reduction of marine debris requires knowledge of its sources. Sources of plastic marine debris found on six beaches of Korea were estimated. Samples larger than 25 mm were collected from 10 quadrats of 5 × 5 m for each beach in spring 2013. The total 752 items (12,255 g) of debris comprised fiber and fabric (415 items, 6,909 g), hard plastic (120 items, 4,316 g), styrofoam (93 items, 306 g), film (83 items, 464 g), foamed plastic other than styrofoam (21 items, 56 g), and other polymer (20… CONTINUE READING

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