Sample Preparation Manual for the Analysis of Plastic-related Pollutants.
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The occurrence of plastics in the natural environment has been reported from the most remote places on earth. As such, there is growing global concern about the potential human health impacts caused by plastic pollution and an urgency to implement effective actions to mitigate such pollution. International organisations have, therefore, called for the standardisation of methods for collecting data on plastic pollution. For example, in March 2019, UNEA noted the “need for high-quality data and effective monitoring… of marine litter, including plastic litter and microplastics, …through harmonised methodologies, to enable better and more effective action.” Information about microplastic particles in the environment, be it in water, air, sediment, or organisms, is being collected by many researchers, increasing our knowledge on the subject, and methods for collecting microplastic particles already exist. A good example is the guidelines for monitoring and assessing plastic litte.....
PublisherAfrican Marine Waste Network, Sustainable Seas Trust
Gqeberha, South Africa
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
CitationFourie, A. and Martin, D. (Eds) 2022 Sample Preparation Manual for the Analysis of Plastic-related Pollutants. Gqeberha, South Africa, African Marine Waste Network, Sustainable Seas Trust, 49pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1854
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