Deconstructing the Plastic Soup, Chapter 3 from the Book ‘Plastics and the Ocean: Origin, Characterization, Fate, and Impacts’

This chapter discusses different approaches to studying ocean plastic pollution. It focuses on the scientific background of three general methods of plastic pollution research. The first method identifies plastic pollution directly from the source, the second identifies plastic pollution behavior and pathways of transport, and the third method identifies pollution. Synergies between the three methodologies are stimulated by three strategies. Three methods exist for analyzing plastic pollution: Ferry method, bridge method, and polder method.

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