Sources of plastic marine debris on beaches of Korea: More from the ocean than the land SCIE SCOPUS KCI

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Title
Sources of plastic marine debris on beaches of Korea: More from the ocean than the land
Author(s)
Jang, Yong Chang; Lee, Jongmyoung; Hong, Sunwook; Lee, Jong Su; Shim, Won Joon; Song, Young Kyoung
KIOST Author(s)
Shim, Won Joon(심원준)Song, Young Kyoung(송영경)
Publication Year
2014-06
Abstract
Reduction of marine debris requires knowledge of its sources. Sources of plastic marine debris found on six beaches of Korea were estimated. Samples larger than 25 mm were collected from 10 quadrats of 5 x 5 m for each beach in spring 2013. The total 752 items (12,255 g) of debris comprised fiber and fabric (415 items, 6,909 g), hard plastic (120 items, 4,316 g), styrofoam (93 items, 306 g), film (83 items, 464 g), foamed plastic other than styrofoam (21 items, 56 g), and other polymer (20 items, 204 g). With the probable sources allocated to each of 55 debris types, the source of 56% of all the collected debris appeared to be oceanbased and 44% was land-based. Priorities of policy measures to reduce marine debris should be different from regions to regions as the main sources of debris may differ.
ISSN
1738-5261
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2802
DOI
10.1007/s12601-014-0015-8
Bibliographic Citation
OCEAN SCIENCE JOURNAL, v.49, no.2, pp.151 - 162, 2014
Publisher
KOREA OCEAN RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INST
Keywords
marine debris; source; beach plastic; survey protocol; pollution
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
KOREA OCEAN RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INST
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Research Interests

Microplastic pollution,Persistent Organic Pollutants,Oil Pollution,미세플라스틱 오염,잔류성 유기오염물질,유류오염

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