Will we suffocate in our own plastic waste in the coming years? Or will we manage to turn the corner in time? The constantly growing amount of plastic waste is problematic for the environment and for people who consume the plastic waste in the form of microplastics. The author Andreas Fath explains in a scientifically well-founded but generally understandable way what microplastics are, where they come from and what dangers they pose.
This Springer essential is a translation of the original German 1st edition essentials, Mikroplastik Kompakt by Andreas Fath, published by Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature in 2019. The translation was done with the help of artificial intelligence (machine translation by the service DeepL.com). A subsequent human revision was done primarily in terms of content, so that the book will read stylistically differently from a conventional translation. Springer Nature works continuously to further the development of tools for the production of books and on the related technologies to support the authors.