Microplastics in sediments of the River Thames Basin, UK

A.A. Horton, C. Svendsen, R. Williams, D. Spurgeon & E. Lahive
This dataset provides numbers and types of plastic particles extracted from sediment samples of three tributaries of the river Thames: the River Leach, the River Lambourn and The Cut. These rivers are regularly monitored for a range of water quality and biological characteristics as part of the ongoing CEH Thames initiative project. Four sampling sites were selected based on the average percentage of effluent present in the river and population equivalent density to represent scenarios...
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