Abstract

Since the 1950s the amount of plastics in the marine environment has increased dramatically. Worldwide there is a growing concern about the risks and possible adverse effects of (micro)plastics. This paper reflects on the sources and effects of marine litter and the effects of policies and other actions taken worldwide. Current knowledge offers a solid basis for effective action. Yet, so far the effects of policies and other initiatives are still largely insufficient. The search for appropriate responses could be based on possible interventions and profound understanding of the context specific factors for success. Moreover, the scope, timeframe and dynamics of all initiatives are distinctly different and orchestration at all levels, in close cooperation with one another is currently lacking.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-99
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Volume28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

Keywords

  • PLASTIC POLLUTION
  • DEBRIS
  • WASTE
  • BEHAVIOR
  • TRENDS
  • MICROPLASTICS
  • CHALLENGES
  • MANAGEMENT
  • KNOWLEDGE
  • FRAMEWORK

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Solutions for global marine litter pollution. / Löhr, Ansje; Savelli, Heidi; Beunen, Raoul; Kalz, Marco; Ragas, A.M.J. ; Van Belleghem, Frank.

In: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Vol. 28, 10.2017, p. 90-99.

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