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The consequence that is plastiglomerate

First documented in 2014, plastiglomerate continues to proliferate across the Earth’s surface. While these materials represent long-lasting symbols of anthropogenic impacts on the environment, they also highlight the need to address the global plastic crisis.

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Fig. 1: Samples of Kamilo Beach plastiglomerate, exhibiting natural and human-made materials held together in a plastic matrix.


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Corcoran, P.L., Jazvac, K. The consequence that is plastiglomerate. Nat Rev Earth Environ 1, 6–7 (2020).

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