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International pellet watch

This is a map of the global monitoring of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) using beach plastic resin pellets

What is the purpose of this resource

Plastic pellets contain pollutants as additives but also through adsorption from seawater. The project provides global data on pollutants in pellets and the identifies the most polluted areas based on samples sent to the research team.

The most recent news entries contain all the latest links to research published in relation to this work. This is peer reviewed research which could help provide additional evidence when explaining the plastic pellet pollution problem in your area.