Plastic mulching in agroecosystems has increased the contamination of the farmlands by the build up of microplastics. Microplastics influences the physical, chemical and biological properties of the soil and at the same time reduces the crop productivity, posing a major threat to food security. They also have the capability to interact and accumulate with other environmental contaminants such as heavy metals, microbial pathogens and persistent organic pollutants on their surfaces, increasing the risk of toxicity in the environment. Microplastics moves from one trophic level to another in the food chain, posing a threat to human health. This paper talks about the issues of the plastic mulch films in agroecosystems and also links the existing knowledge to the current limitations in this area of research, and various future prospects have been identified and proposed.
This paper examines the exposure of river systems to MPW in order to better understand the sedimentary processes that control the legacy of plastic waste. According to the study, about 0.8 million tonnes of MPW entered rivers globally in 2015, affecting about 84 percent of rivers by surface area. According to the study, the amount[…]
The article summarizes the results of various scientific studies regarding the presence of microplastics in different drinking water sources. Further research is required to understand the effects of microplastic bioaccumulation on living organisms. There is a growing concern about microplastic pollution in the environment, which needs to be addressed and further research should be conducted[…]
Based on a custom framework for MPP policy that combines circular economy (CE) and life-cycle perspectives, the paper provides an overview of existing policies and identifies further policy options. Approximately 300 million tons of MPP are produced annually by land-based sources, which severely impacts marine ecosystems and harms livelihoods. Microplastic pollution is an issue that[…]
This review seeks to identify the complexity of impacts to marine organisms through the food web from plastic contamination. Contamination from plastic debris in marine environments pose a substantial risk to marine organisms, food webs and the ecosystem. The study investigates the intrusion of plastics into the marine food web and the subsequent consequences of[…]
The review highlights the extent and rate of the biodegradation of bioplastic in composting, soil, and aquatic environments. Bioplastic alternatives to petroleum-derived plastics are becoming more and more prevalent and have the potential to make a significant contribution to reducing plastic pollution in the environment. However, their biodegradation is highly dependent on various factors in[…]