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The fundamental links between climate change and marine plastic pollution

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Plastic pollution and climate change have commonly been treated as two separate issues and sometimes are even seen as competing. Here we present an alternative view that these two issues are fundamentally linked. Primarily, we explore how plastic contributes to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the beginning to the end of its life cycle. Secondly, we show that more extreme weather and floods associated with climate change, will exacerbate the spread of plastic in the natural environment. Fi...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150392

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Elsevier
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Science of The Total Environment More from this journal
Volume:
806
Issue:
Part 1
Article number:
150392
Publication date:
2021-09-17
Acceptance date:
2021-09-13
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0048-9697
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English
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1194189
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pubs:1194189
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2021-09-20

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