The Effects of Plastic Pollution on Aquatic Wildlife: Current Situations and Future Solutions

  title={The Effects of Plastic Pollution on Aquatic Wildlife: Current Situations and Future Solutions},
  author={M. Sigler},
  journal={Water, Air, & Soil Pollution},
  • M. Sigler
  • Published 2014
  • Engineering
  • Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
  • The majority of consumer products used today are comprised of some form of plastic. Worldwide, almost 280 million t of plastic materials are produced annually, much of which ends up in landfills or the oceans (Shaw and Sahni Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering 46–48, 2014). While plastics are lightweight, inexpensive, and durable, these same qualities can make them very harmful to wildlife, especially once they become waterborne. Once seaborne, plastics are most likely found circulating… CONTINUE READING
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