We’re All Eating Plastic!

By Norlaila Mohd Zanuri

September 2019 FEATURE
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Does that not scare you?The amount of plastics in our oceans has long been cause for serious concern, causing habitat damage and the death of marine life. Plastic contamination has now reached epidemic levels, with particular concern surrounding microplastics.What Are Microplastics?Any plastic particle less than 5mm in diameter is classified as microplastic. There are two types of microplastic – primary and secondary microplastic.Primary microplastics are small plastic particles that are intentionally manufactured. They consist of manufactured raw plastic material that...

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Norlaila Mohd Zanuri

Dr Norlaila Mohd Zanuri is a marine biology scientist and senior lecturer at the Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia.