Microplastics in Agricultural soil

The Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, measures the generation, recycling, composting, combustion with energy recovery and landfilling of plastic materials in all major Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in the United States. In 2017, landfills received 26.8 million tons of plastic. With 19.2 percent of all MSW landfilled, plastics production has continued to rise every year and has becomes a great environmental concern due to its persistence and effects on the ecosystem.


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