A key result of this study is that “Plastic debris loads, both microplastic (particles <5 mm) and macroplastic (particles >5 mm) are positively related to the mismanaged plastic waste (MMPW) generated in the river catchments. This relationship is nonlinear where large rivers with population-rich catchments deliver a disproportionately higher fraction of MMPW into the sea.” The implication of this finding for water monitoring agencies all over the world is that the measurement and monitoring of plastics discharge is an increasingly important part of any comprehensive monitoring program.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.7b02368

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