MICROPLASTICS - RESEARCH REQUIREMENTS
Local, State, and Federal Governments need to gather more research to better understand microplastics and potential harms. In an effort to create strategic policy measures addressing microplastics, requirements for microplastics research have been, and should continue to be, enacted.
Applications of this include, dedicated local and national microplastic research on environmental impacts and monitoring microplastic content in water, food, air, agriculture (soil, fertilizers, produce). Data collected can be used for driving producer responsibility, multi-industry regulation and stricter point source pollution regulation.