Addressing Marine Plastics: A Systemic Approach - Recommendations for Action
Year of Publication
The report pinpoints current gaps in knowledge, policy, technology, and finance/incentives around marine plastic.
United Nations Environment Programme
Purpose of Measurement:
Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential
Material Flows, Policy, Capital Flows, Behavior Change
The report pinpoints current gaps in knowledge, policy, technology, and finance/incentives around marine plastic. To fill these gaps, the report recommends systemic actions throughout the plastic value chain, including material engineering, consumer behavior, and waste management. The report also highlights action in eight areas with high levels of plastic leakage: packaging, PET bottles, single-use plastics, textiles, cosmetics/ personal care products, tourism, fishing/ aquaculture, and shipping. For each action, the report calls out the key stakeholders and necessary scale for implementation.