Plastic pollution in the ocean

Harun, Hasnida and Mohsin, Nur Izzmirza and Tahir, Rosmawati and Zulkifli, Mohd Daniel and Kasim, Norfazira and Kabir, Mohd Hafizalrisman and A. Hamid, Hazren and M. Sunar, N. and Ali, R. and Hamidon, Nuramidah and Muhamad, Mimi Suliza (2020) Plastic pollution in the ocean. In: Sustainable Environmental Technology. Penerbit UTHM, pp. 93-102. ISBN 978-967-2916-16-1

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Plastic pollution in the ocean was first reported by scientists in the 1970s, yet in recent years it has drawn tremendous attention from the media, the public, and an increasing number of scientists spanning diverse fields, including polymer science, environmental engineering, ecology, toxicology, marine biology, and oceanography. In the oceans, the threat to marine life comes in various forms, such as overexploitation and harvesting, dumping of waste, pollution, alien species, land reclamation, dredging and global climate change. The extremely visible nature of much of this contamination is easy to convey in shocking images of piles of trash on coastlines, marine mammals entangled in fishing nets, or seabird bellies filled with bottle caps, cigarette lighters, and colourful shards of plastic. Even without these images, anyone who has visited a beach has certainly encountered discarded cigarette butts, broken beach toys left behind, or pieces of fishing gear or buoys that have washed ashore.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental engineering--Research--Malaysia; Green technology--Research--Malaysia; Sustainable engineering--Research--Malaysia; Government publications--Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mrs. Siti Noraida Miskan
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2021 02:56
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2021 02:56

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