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From problem to crisis to interdisciplinary solutions: Plastic marine debris

Vince, J ORCID: 0000-0002-4469-7634 and Stoett, P 2018 , 'From problem to crisis to interdisciplinary solutions: Plastic marine debris' , Marine Policy , doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.05.006.

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Abstract

Marine plastic debris has evolved from being a problem to a cross-cutting crisis impacting natural and humanenvironments across the world. Holistic approaches are needed to address the multifaceted, wide-spread andcomplex nature of this issue. We argue that a new global governance approach is essential, however, it needs tobe aligned with interdisciplinary solutions – sound science and data collection; changes to behavioural psychology;utilising education as a tool; and through changes to management and policy processes. We argue thattruly effective prevention is a long-term process that must begin at the ground level with smarter consumerchoices, industrial consciousness and responsibility, and an overarching local to global governance framework.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Vince, J and Stoett, P
Keywords: marine pollution, governance, oceans, plastics
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Policy
Publisher: Elsevier Sci Ltd
ISSN: 0308-597X
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.05.006
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