Environmental Sciences and Ecology: Current Research
[ ISSN : 2833-0811 ]

Plastic Debris in Mangrove Forests; A contemporary Perspective

Mini Review
Volume 2 - Issue 2

Ahalya Arulnayagam*

Published : January 26, 2021


Plastic pollution in the marine and coastal ecosystems has become a hot theme in the present days, since the input as well as the threats are increasing widely. Almost all the coastal systems like mangroves, seagrasses, and coral reefs are contaminated with plastic debris. Records show that 4.8 to 12.7 metric tons of plastic waste enters into the oceans from the coastal countries because of improper waste management practices.