Catalogue of Technologies to Address the Risks of Contamination of Water Bodies with Plastics and Microplastics

United Nations Environment Programme (2020)

In this catalogue there are brief descriptions of technologies that can be implemented to address the contamination of water bodies by plastics and microplastics. For each technology the information provided includes a description and examples of applications, opportunities, barriers and typical costs of implementation. There is also a qualitative assessment of each solution in terms of investment cost, operational cost, the solution’s maturity, and the level of extra policy support needed for successful implementation.

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