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Determining the Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Macro-and-Micro-Plastics in Soil and Their Impact on Soil Function

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Project Description

Current global production of plastics has reached over 300 million metric tons and is predicted to reach 1200 million metric tons by 2050. Plastics are used widely as they are durable and stable, but these properties have caused an environmental crisis. Plastics have been found in the deepest ocean trench and in pristine Arctic environments. Marine wildlife has suffered due to accidental ingestion of, or entanglement in, plastic debris. Larger plastic items degrade to form microplastics

In partnerhip with James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen

Status Project Live
Funder(s) James Hutton Institute
Macaulay Development Trust
Value £13,341.00
Project Dates Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 1, 2023

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