Addressing Marine Plastics: A Systemic Approach - Stocktaking Report

United Nations Environment Programme (2018)

This report takes stock of the extent of knowledge on plastics in the marine environment.1 It provides a highlevel summary of the available literature on the key sources and locations of these plastics, along with an analysis of the problem products and polymers making up marine plastics and microplastics. It also looks at what is currently being done to address the problem of marine plastics and summarises existing policy responses in order to lay the groundwork for future action.

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