A Literature Review on the Effect of Plastic Waste Deposits on Soil Ecosystem

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Adetayo Olaniyi Adeniran, Funmilayo Mary Ilugbami, Gbemileke Tobi Oyeniran

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Published: 4 April 2024 | Article Type : Review Article

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Both land and marine environments are plagued by plastic trash. All living things are greatly affected about the dangers that emanate from plastics being disposed into the environment. The creation and buildup of plastic in the environment are happening at a never-before-seen rate because of careless usage, insufficient recycling, and landfill deposits. About 370 million tonnes of plastic were produced worldwide in 2019, of which nine percent was recycled, twelve percent was burned, and the remainder was disposed of in landfills or the environment. Plastic trash is seeping into marine and terrestrial ecosystems. For academics, legislators, and other stakeholders, managing plastic trash is a severe issue. Microplastics are a novel type of pollution that seriously endangers the ecology of soil. The majority of current research on microplastics focuses on aquatic habitats; however, little is known about how soil ecosystem is affected. The categorization and origin of soil microplastics were covered in this research. Microplastics and microplastic contamination in soil were summarised, and methods for isolating and identifying the issues were also covered. The adsorption and mechanism of plastic contaminants were examined in this study. Additionally, the consequences of plastic pollution on nitrogen and carbon fluxes as well as terrestrial microbial communities were examined.

Keywords: Ecosystem, Environmental Pollution, Microplastics, Plastic pollution.

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Adetayo Olaniyi Adeniran, Funmilayo Mary Ilugbami, Gbemileke Tobi Oyeniran. (2024-04-04). "A Literature Review on the Effect of Plastic Waste Deposits on Soil Ecosystem." *Volume 6*, 1, 23-31