Department of Aquaculture, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Dilara Demircan, Department of Aquaculture, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.
Received: November 14, 2022; Published: November 29, 2022
Microplastics are a polluting factor that has begun to attract attention in the marine environment in recent years, negatively affecting all living things and the ecosystem. It is defined as uniformly shaped or amorphous plastic parts in the dimensions of 5mm to 1µ . Microplastics are divided into two classes according to their production methods. Primary; In other words, they are microplastics that are produced directly in micro size and are generally used in the cosmetics industry. For example; such as toothpaste and facial cleansing gels. Secondary; They are microplastics that are formed as a result of larger plastic parts breaking down in the ecosystem over time and reaching micro dimensions. For example; PET bottles, packaging, rubber parts and fiber parts separated from clothes can be given . Tons of plastic are mixed into the aquatic ecosystem every year. More than 90% of these plastics are in the form of microplastics [1,2].
Citation: Dilara Demircan. “Microplastics Pollution - Mini Review".Acta Scientific Biotechnology 3.6 (2022): 29-30.
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