|Item||:||Plastics and the Environment [Hardcover]|
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|Publisher||Publisher||:||Royal Society of Chemistry|
As the call to ban plastic microbeads from cosmetics grows, Plastics and the Environment casts a timely light over the societal usage and potential environmental impact of plastics. Written by leading experts, this book provides a scientifically informed overview of the key issues surrounding the topic, from discussions on marine litter, to the impact on wildlife and human exposure. Aimed at policy makers, students, environmental scientists and thinkers, it is an important review that will bring the reader right up-to-date.This book reviews the role of plastics in society and examines the environmental impact of different types of plastics.
Plastic has become a ubiquitous part of modern life. A cheap, lightweight material, it is used in everything from food packaging to consumer electronics and microbeads in cosmetic products. However, we are becoming increasingly aware of the problems our reliance on plastic is causing in the environment. For example, recent campaigns have highlighted the build-up of microbeads in the marine environment and the damage this is doing to wildlife, and the problem of marine litter, often in very remote locations. There are also concerns over exposure to plasticisers and their possible consequences for health.
The plastics industry is under increasing pressure, not only from the government and environmental groups, but also from consumers, to improve the environmental impact of their products.
This book presents an introduction to the uses of plastics and an overview of how they interact with the environment. It is a valuable resource for students studying environmental science as well as researchers working in the plastics industry, and policy makers and regulators concerned with waste disposal and environmental planning and conservation.The Nature of Plastics and Their Societal Usage; Plastic in Marine Litter; Microplastics in the Environment; Nanoplastics in the Environment; Plasticisers and Their Impact on WildlifelâG
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