Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-7663 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1921 (Online)


Fragmentation of Plastic Garbage in the Surf Zone of the Sea: a Laboratory Experiment on the Example of Expanded Polystyrene

Pollution of the coastal zone of the sea by plastic debris is an important environmental problem. Especially dangerous are small particles (microplastic), as birds and fish mistake it for food. The article deals with the process of destruction of foamed polystyrene – one of the most frequently encountered pollutants – in the surf zone of the sea.