Microplastic Pollutants introduces the reader to the growing problem of microplastic pollution in the marine environment. Furthermore, the book highlights the very recent realization that microplastics and their adsorbed contaminants are capable of trophic level transfer up the food web. This book is a reference for interested individuals from academia, industry, and the policy arena, providing a wide and varied market for the book. Microplastics and their interactions with other contaminants in the environment is currently an important topic both in industry and academia, as well as among legislative bodies. Research in this area is gaining attention from the media and scientific community on a rapidly increasing scale. 0 A detailed chronological history of plastic materials from their creation until the present day. 0 Extensive review and discussion of the existing literature on the interactions of microplastics with chemical pollutants and their effects on aquatic life. 0 Explanation and provision of the techniques used for the detection, separation and identification of microplastics. 0 Detailed multidisciplinary information on the way in which plastic materials and microplastics behave in the aquatic environment. 0 The provision of extensive multidisciplinary reference data relating to plastic materials and microplastics.