Microplastics Generated during Degradation of Agricultural Plastics Studied

According to the abstract of a June 5, 2023 Science of The Total Environment article https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048969723031546 by a researcher with the University of Athens in Greece “… The dynamic expansion of the Agricultural Plastics (AP) use has allowed for improved agricultural products quality, yields, and enhanced sustainability along with multiple benefits for the Agrifood sector. The present work investigates the relationship of AP characteristics, use and End-of-Life (EoL) practices with degradation and potential generation of micro-, nanoparticles (MNP) in soil … The risk and the conditions for the AP potential role in soil pollution and possible MNP generation are analysed ... The significance of various indirect sources of agricultural soil pollution by MNP is analysed allowing for appropriate risk mitigation strategies and policies to be designed and implemented …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #AgriculturalPlastic #MicroPlastics @uoaofficial