Plastics in the Environment: Understanding Impacts and Identifying Solutions
Plastics are one of the most used materials in the world. They are broadly integrated into today’s lifestyle and are present in almost all product areas. Their extended use has resulted in the ubiquitous presence of plastic debris all over the planet with nefarious effects on ecosystems. Research on plastics is now an extremely dynamic field involving a great deal of funding and effort. A recent Research Topic in the journal Frontiers: Plastics in the Environment: Understanding Impacts and Identifying Solutions, co-edited by Montserrat Filella, is attracting a high interest from the scientific community.