Primary Microplastics in the Oceans: a Global Evaluation of Sources
Year of Publication
This report provides a global quantitative assessment of primary microplastic leakage into the ocean.
International Union for Conservation of Nature
Purpose of Measurement:
Understanding the Problem
Material Flows, Oceans
This report provides a global quantitative assessment of primary microplastic leakage into the ocean. The goal of the report is to help prioritize interventions and inform stakeholder decision-making. Seven major sources of primary microplastics are analyzed: tires, synthetic textiles, marine oatings, road markings, personal care products, plastic pellets and cities.