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The pollution of the oceans, rivers and lakes by (plastic) waste is one of the greatest challenges for the world society and an aspect that is increasingly attracting attention in science today. Connections and effects on humans and animals are barely extensively researched. In order to provide scientists, journalists, environmental protection organizations and NGOs worldwide with the opportunity to quickly and comprehensively find out about the state of research, the environmental organization One Earth – One Ocean e.V. has set up an extensive knowledge database on marine littering on its website. The collection offers free access to several hundred recent scientific studies from around the world.
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Assessment tools for microplastics and natural fibres ingested by fish in an urbanised estuary

18. March 2021

Jennifer E. Halstead, James A. Smith, Elizabeth A. Carter, Peter A. Lay, Emma L. Johnston,… Read more »

Microplastics increase impact of treated wastewater on freshwater microbial community

18. March 2021

Ester M. Eckert, Andrea Di Cesare, Marie Therese Kettner, Maria Arias-Andres, Diego Fontaneto, Hans-Peter Grossart,… Read more »

The effects of microplastic on freshwater Hydra attenuata feeding, morphology & reproduction

18. March 2021

Fionn Murphy, Brian Quinn, The effects of microplastic on freshwater Hydra attenuata feeding, morphology &… Read more »

Microplastics in freshwater river sediments in Shanghai, China: A case study of risk assessment in mega-cities

18. March 2021

Guyu Peng, Pei Xu, Bangshang Zhu, Mengyu Bai, Daoji Li, Microplastics in freshwater river sediments… Read more »

Qualitative assessment to determine internal and external factors influencing the origin of styrene oligomers pollution by polystyrene plastic in coastal marine environments

18. March 2021

Bum Gun Kwon, Seon-Yong Chung, Seung-Shik Park, Katsuhiko Saido, Qualitative assessment to determine internal and… Read more »

A new approach in separating microplastics from environmental samples based on their electrostatic behavior

18. March 2021

Stefanie Felsing, Christian Kochleus, Sebastian Buchinger, Nicole Brennholt, Friederike Stock, Georg Reifferscheid, A new approach… Read more »

Airborne microplastics: Consequences to human health?

18. March 2021

Joana Correia Prata, Airborne microplastics: Consequences to human health?, Environmental Pollution, Volume 234, 2018, Pages… Read more »

The influence of exposure and physiology on microplastic ingestion by the freshwater fish Rutilus rutilus (roach) in the River Thames, UK

18. March 2021

Alice A. Horton, Monika D. Jürgens, Elma Lahive, Peter M. van Bodegom, Martina G. Vijver,… Read more »

Mobilisation kinetics of hazardous elements in marine plastics subject to an avian physiologically-based extraction test

16. March 2021

Andrew Turner, Mobilisation kinetics of hazardous elements in marine plastics subject to an avian physiologically-based… Read more »

Evaluation of microplastic release caused by textile washing processes of synthetic fabrics

16. March 2021

Francesca De Falco, Maria Pia Gullo, Gennaro Gentile, Emilia Di Pace, Mariacristina Cocca, Laura Gelabert,… Read more »

High intake rates of microplastics in a Western Atlantic predatory fish, and insights of a direct fishery effect

16. March 2021

Guilherme V.B. Ferreira, Mário Barletta, André R.A. Lima, Simon A. Morley, Anne K.S. Justino, Monica… Read more »

Macroplastic and microplastic contamination assessment of a tropical river (Saigon River, Vietnam) transversed by a developing megacity

16. March 2021

Lisa Lahens, Emilie Strady, Thuy-Chung Kieu-Le, Rachid Dris, Kada Boukerma, Emmanuel Rinnert, Johnny Gasperi, Bruno… Read more »

Environmentally relevant microplastic exposure affects sediment-dwelling bivalves

16. March 2021

Agathe Bour, Ane Haarr, Steffen Keiter, Ketil Hylland, Environmentally relevant microplastic exposure affects sediment-dwelling bivalves,… Read more »

Microplastic pollution in the surface waters of Italian Subalpine Lakes

16. March 2021

Maria Sighicelli, Loris Pietrelli, Francesca Lecce, Valentina Iannilli, Mauro Falconieri, Lucia Coscia, Stefania Di Vito,… Read more »

Microplastics in oysters Saccostrea cucullata along the Pearl River Estuary, China

12. March 2021

Heng-Xiang Li, Li-Sha Ma, Lang Lin, Zhi-Xin Ni, Xiang-Rong Xu, Hua-Hong Shi, Yan Yan, Guang-Ming… Read more »

Marine litter in an EBSA (Ecologically or Biologically Significant Area) of the central Mediterranean Sea: Abundance, composition, impact on benthic species and basis for monitoring entanglement,

12. March 2021

Pierpaolo Consoli, Franco Andaloro, Chiara Altobelli, Pietro Battaglia, Silvana Campagnuolo, Simonepietro Canese, Luca Castriota, Tiziana… Read more »

Sorption of organic compounds by aged polystyrene microplastic particles

12. March 2021

Thorsten Hüffer, Anne-Katrin Weniger, Thilo Hofmann, Sorption of organic compounds by aged polystyrene microplastic particles,… Read more »

Comparisons of microplastic pollution between mudflats and sandy beaches in Hong Kong

12. March 2021

Hoi-Shing Lo, Xiaoyu Xu, Chun-Yuen Wong, Siu-Gin Cheung, Comparisons of microplastic pollution between mudflats and… Read more »

Plastic litter from shotgun ammunition on Danish coastlines – Amounts and provenance

12. March 2021

Niels Kanstrup, Thorsten J.S. Balsby, Plastic litter from shotgun ammunition on Danish coastlines – Amounts… Read more »