Call for articles - Special Issue on Micro(nano)plastics in the environment

Plastics constitute more than 80% of marine litter and are also freshwater contaminants of emerging concern. However, several questions regarding their distribution, fragmentation, degradation, colonization, fate, and effects in the environment and biota still need to be explained. Plastics from macro to nanoplastics may be a threat to ecosystems and human health. There is also a need for further work to develop and standardize methodologies for monitoring of micro(nano)plastics thus allowing adequate comparison of data. Besides monitoring micro(nano)plastics, their removal from environment is also fundamental considering that at the moment approximately 50% of plastic material is disposed after single use.

This special issue welcome review, perspectives and research papers covering all aspects related to micro(nano)plastics in the environment from sources to removal including the development of analytical methodologies.

Submission deadline: 31 December 2021

Only original manuscripts can be submitted, according to the ‘Guide for Authors’ published on the Journal of Hazardous Materials Advances.

More information: here