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  • Primary microplastics in the oceans


    Boucher Julien ; Friot Damien

    Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN), Global Marine and Polar Programme, 2017. 43 p.


    Plastic has penetrated everyday life, and the disadvantages of plastics are becoming more and more visible : large quantities of plastics leak into rivers and oceans, with adverse effects to marine ecosystems and related economic activities. This report is one of the first of its kind to quantify primary microplastics leakage and to demonstrate that these primary microplastics are globally responsible for a major source of plastics in the oceans.


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Mis à jour le 30 septembre 2019 2019