Plastic waste in the marine environment: A review of sources, occurrence and effects W.C. LI.

Title Review Plastic waste in the marine environment: A review of sources, occurrence and effects W.C. LI.

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Review
Plastic waste in the marine environment: A review of sources, occurrence
and effects
W.C. LI ⁎, H.F. TSE, L. FOK
Department of Science and Environmental Studies, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
H I G H L I G H T S
• The annual production of plastic has increased 200-fold from the 1950s to 2014
• Macroplastics and microplastics pose a risk to organisms
• Microplastics can lead to absorption of hydrophobic contaminants
• Recommendations are made to minimise plastic pollution in the environment
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