BASF experts publish research paper on Life cycle impact assessment of microplastics as one component of marine plastic debris
Plastic waste is a global challenge, especially if it ends up in the oceans. In marine environment, plastics are fragmented into microplastics and degrade over centuries. But there is little scientific evidence about impacts of microplastics on the marine environment and how this evidence can be integrated into Life cycle assessments (LCA) of products.
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