A systemic approach to tackling ocean plastic debris

De Matteis, Alessandro, Turkmen Ceylan, Fethiye Burcu, Daoud, Mona and Kahuthu, Anne (2022) A systemic approach to tackling ocean plastic debris. Environment Systems and Decisions, 42. pp. 136-145. ISSN 2194-5403

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Growing evidence of the prevalence of plastics in the oceanic environment is causing increasing concern. In this study we consider the possible impact of major changes to the supply and consumption of plastics. While we recognize that tackling the problem of plastic debris in the ocean calls for integrated solutions, our analysis contributes to filling the gap in knowledge about the effectiveness of intervention strategies. Our results find that strategies addressing plastics demand have a greater impact than those focussing on plastics supply. However, only measures aimed at plastics supply are effective in the short run. These considerations can help to inspire the prioritization of intervention strategies and to contribute to the design of integrated interventions aimed at tackling the problem of marine plastic debris through a systemic approach.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: marine environment,new plastics economy,plastic debris,environmental science(all),sdg 14 - life below water ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
Faculty of Science
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2021 01:20
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 03:03
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/81533
DOI: 10.1007/s10669-021-09832-0


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