Current state of marine plastic pollution and its technology for more eminent evidence: A review

Setyo Budi Kurniawan, Siti Rozaimah Sheikh Abdullah, Muhammad Fauzul Imron, Nur ‘Izzati Ismail

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There is no doubt that plastic is polluting the environment. Much terrifying evidence has been provided to show how great the impact of plastic on the living environment has become. Some regions around the world have taken a lead in establishing regulation to combat further plastic pollution. But still, more eminent evidences are required to increase the awareness about this major global problem. This paper presents an intensive discussion related to the evidence of plastic pollution in the environment, some established policies and regulations about plastic pollution and the technology in providing and revealing more evidence of plastic pollution. Current technologies in plastic particles identification and the limitation of widely used technologies are comprehensively elaborated. In addition, a feasible and reliable technique of sequential separation through salt solutions to identify plastic type is discussed in this review paper. This paper also provides future approaches in the effort to increase awareness of current global plastic pollution.

Original languageEnglish
Article number123537
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • Extraction
  • Floatation
  • Microplastic
  • Plastic
  • Salt solution
  • Separation


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