microplastics

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Presentation
SETAC North America
Author:
Valentina
Pauna
Susanne
Brander
Kara
Wiggin

A global agreement to end plastic pollution must be based on pertinent, multi-disciplinary knowledge. Consideration of the full life cycle impacts of plastics and substitutes is important to achieve sustainable solutions rather than shifting the burden. Hence, this process requires considerations of fossil-based and biobased feedstocks for plastic...

Discussion Paper
Author:
Madhubashini
MAKEHELWALA
Sujithra Kaushalya
WERAGODA
Lakmal
JAYARATHNE
Mallika
PINNAWALA
Avanthi Deshani
IGALAVITHANA
Chamil
PERERA

The report assesses the level of public awareness of microplastic pollution and related hazards as well as the current status of microplastic monitoring facilities available in Sri Lanka’s state and private sector institutes, with an emphasis on the public water supply chain and identifying microplastic point sources upstream to ensure safe...

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Discussion Paper
Author:
Thuy Chung
KIEU-LE
Van-Hieu
PHAM
Tran Nguyen Sang
TRUONG
Emilie
STRADY
Phuoc-Dan
NGUYEN

The report assesses the current status of microplastic monitoring facilities available in Vietnam. Concern over microplastic pollution in the environment is growing worldwide. The body of related global research continues to rise, along with the diversity in methodologies, results and equipment. Building a picture of the state of facilities and...

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Book Chapter
In Advances in Biological Wastewater Treatment Systems
Author:
Induka
Werellagama
Pradeep
Gajanayake
Bhagya
Nallaperuma
Selim
Karkour
Xuan-Thanh
Bui
Norihiro
Itsubo

This chapter reviews recent developments in microplastic-related research; identifies major sources of microplastics to wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs); investigates the detection methods, concentration levels, and removal efficiency of microplastics at selected WWTPs; and presents a discussion on microplastics removal from wastewater and...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Microplastics
Author:
Avanthi Deshani
Igalavithana
Mahagama Gedara Y. L.
Mahagamage
Pradeep
Gajanayake
Masataka
Ohgaki
Miyuki
Takenaka
Takayuki
Fukai
Norihiro
Itsubo

Microplastics (MPs) have been identified as an emerging soil pollutant and a global environmental concern. Scientists have recently paid attention to the contamination of soil by MPs as their detrimental impacts on soil systems are largely unknown. MPs are considered to be vectors for other soil contaminants, such as potentially toxic elements...

Discussion Paper

Water pollution caused by microplastics generated from land-based sources (e.g. as tire-wear particles, broken road markings, synthetic textile microfibre from washing, microbeads from personal care products, discharged domestic wastewater from households, and others) is attracting attention in many countries and regions around the world as an...