Plastic Plants


Water hyacinths are invasive free-floating aquatic plants abundant in most tropical rivers. They grow rapidly in biomass, and expand in patches of tens of meters in diameter. Hyacinths have been found to entangle macroplastics. This project further investigates the role of hyacinths on riverine plastic transport.

Further reading

Schreyers et al. (2021), Plastic plants: Water hyacinths as driver of plastic transport in tropical rivers

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