Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
SOIL, 6, 649–662, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-649-2020
SOIL, 6, 649–662, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-649-2020
Review article
17 Dec 2020
Review article | 17 Dec 2020

Global concentrations of microplastics in soils – a review

Frederick Büks and Martin Kaupenjohann

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Short summary
Laboratory experiments that assess microplastic (MP) impact on the terrestrial environment require information on common soil MP concentrations. We reviewed item numbers and mass concentrations recorded in 23 studies, with 223 sampling sites in total with respect to the underlying entry pathways, land uses and vicinities. Common values included amounts of up to 13 000 items kg−1 and 4.5  mg kg−1 dry soil. Based on the collected data, we identified problems in past field studies.