Macroplastic vs. Microplastic

Macroplastic vs. Microplastic — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Macroplastic and Microplastic

Macroplasticnoun

Relatively large particles of plastic found especially in the marine environment (typically more than about 5 mm)

Microplasticnoun

A tiny plastic piece, fragment, or fiber, especially one that measures less than 5 millimeters in length or diameter.

Microplasticnoun

Small particles of plastic (typically less than 5 mm) produced by the degradation of plastic products, found in high levels in the marine environment and increasingly throughout all environments and in food and drinks.

Microplasticadjective

Exhibiting microplasticity.

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