Plastic debris and policy: Using current scientific understanding to invoke positive change

Chelsea M. Rochman, A.M. Cook, A.A. Koelmans

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Captain Charles Moore introduced the world to the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" in the mid-1990s. Since then, there has been increasing interest from scientists, the public and policy makers regarding plastic debris in the environment. A focus article in the July issue of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry's journal, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, outlines the current research, identifies research gaps on plastic debris and reviews some of the weight of evidence regarding contamination, fate and effects of the material
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1617-1626
JournalEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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