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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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Environmentally relevant microplastic exposure affects sediment-dwelling bivalves

25. January 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

25. January 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

25. January 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

25. January 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

25. January 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

25. January 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

25. January 2021

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

Adsorption of antibiotics on microplastics

25. January 2021

Jia Li, Kaina Zhang, Hua Zhang, Adsorption of antibiotics on microplastics, Environmental Pollution, Volume 237,… Read more »

A workflow for improving estimates of microplastic contamination in marine waters: A case study from North-Western Australia

25. January 2021

Frederieke Kroon, Cherie Motti, Sam Talbot, Paula Sobral, Marji Puotinen, A workflow for improving estimates… Read more »

Decay of low-density polyethylene by bacteria extracted from earthworm’s guts: A potential for soil restoration

21. January 2021

Esperanza Huerta Lwanga, Binita Thapa, Xiaomei Yang, Henny Gertsen, Tamás Salánki, Violette Geissen, Paolina Garbeva,… Read more »

Weathering impacts the uptake of polyethylene microparticles from toothpaste in Mediterranean mussels (M. galloprovincialis)

21. January 2021

Inger Lise N. Bråte, Mercedes Blázquez, Steven J. Brooks, Kevin V. Thomas, Weathering impacts the… Read more »

A critical perspective on early communications concerning human health aspects of microplastics

21. January 2021

Sinja Rist, Bethanie Carney Almroth, Nanna B. Hartmann, Therese M. Karlsson, A critical perspective on… Read more »

An overview of microplastic and nanoplastic pollution in agroecosystems

21. January 2021

Ee-Ling Ng, Esperanza Huerta Lwanga, Simon M. Eldridge, Priscilla Johnston, Hang-Wei Hu, Violette Geissen, Deli… Read more »

Sorption behaviors of phenanthrene on the microplastics identified in a mariculture farm in Xiangshan Bay, southeastern China

21. January 2021

Zheng Wang, Minglong Chen, Liwen Zhang, Kan Wang, Xubiao Yu, Zhongming Zheng, Rongyue Zheng, Sorption… Read more »

Three-dimensional distribution of anthropogenic microparticles in the body of sandy beaches

21. January 2021

I.P. Chubarenko, E.E. Esiukova, A.V. Bagaev, M.A. Bagaeva, A.N. Grave, Three-dimensional distribution of anthropogenic microparticles… Read more »

Observation of the degradation of three types of plastic pellets exposed to UV irradiation in three different environments

20. January 2021

Liqi Cai, Jundong Wang, Jinping Peng, Ziqing Wu, Xiangling Tan, Observation of the degradation of… Read more »

Spatio-temporal comparison of neustonic microplastic density in Hong Kong waters under the influence of the Pearl River Estuary

20. January 2021

Pui Kwan Cheung, Lincoln Fok, Pui Lam Hung, Lewis T.O. Cheung, Spatio-temporal comparison of neustonic… Read more »

Toxicological interactions induced by chronic exposure to gold nanoparticles and microplastics mixtures in Daphnia magna

20. January 2021

Alexandre Pacheco, Alexandra Martins, Lúcia Guilhermino, Toxicological interactions induced by chronic exposure to gold nanoparticles… Read more »

Below the surface: Twenty-five years of seafloor litter monitoring in coastal seas of North West Europe (1992–2017)

20. January 2021

T. Maes, J. Barry, H.A. Leslie, A.D. Vethaak, E.E.M. Nicolaus, R.J. Law, B.P. Lyons, R…. Read more »

Evaluation of uptake and chronic toxicity of virgin polystyrene microbeads in freshwater zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha (Mollusca: Bivalvia

20. January 2021

Stefano Magni, François Gagné, Chantale André, Camilla Della Torre, Joëlle Auclair, Houda Hanana, Camilla Carla… Read more »