volume 15, issue 4, P1 2020
DOI: 10.4136/ambi-agua.2551
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Abstract: Plastic is a useful material; but along with its benefits also come several disadvantages. One of these is the consequences of the improper discarding of plastic in the environment and its eventual fragmentation into microplastics. Plastic can reach rivers and affect their biota as microparticles from its degradation. The entry of plastic into the food chain occurs by the consumption of fish or other organisms. Furthermore, persistent organic pollutants can accumulate, and the consumption of materials …

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