The degradation potential of PET bottles in the marine environment: An ATR-FTIR based approach

The degradation potential of PET bottles in the marine environment: An ATR-FTIR based approach

A first time plastic items study regarding their degradation potential in the marine environment.

"The degradation potential of plastics in the marine environment is of crucial importance. Being able to estimate the age of plastics (i.e. PETs) found in the marine environment is critical as it would further help us understand whether plastics have just entered the marine environment or whether they accumulate into the marine environment for decades."