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River Plastic Emissions to the World’s Oceans

River Plastic Emissions to the World’s Oceans

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Plastics have become a major environmental concern because of their persistence, and adverse consequences to ecosystems and potentially human health. This map depicts the outputs of a global model of plastic emissions from rivers into oceans based on waste management, population density and hydrological information.

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see also:

Lebreton, L. C. M., Van der Zwet, J., Damsteeg, J. W., Slat, B., Andrady, A., & Reisser, J. (2017). River plastic emissions to the world’s oceans. Nature communications, 8, 15611. (link)

authors

Laurent Lebreton email

contact

Laurent Lebreton email
The Ocean Cleanup
Batavierenstraat 15
3014 JH Rotterdam
The Netherlands

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