An ecotoxicological approach to microplastics on
2021-5-1 · 1. Introduction. It was first reported in the 1970s that marine plastic debris was an environmental concern (Carpenter and Smith, 1972; Colton et al., 1974).Nonetheless, the production of plastics (e.g., food packaging, construction material, medical/agricultural equipment, etc.) has dominated the manufacturing industry since the 1950s (UN Environment, ).