Plastic Waste Inputs from Land into the Ocean

Year of Publication

2015

This is a cornerstone study that analyzes the quantity of plastic entering the ocean.

Source:

Science

Author(s):

Jenna Jambeck

Geyer, R., Wilcox, C., Siegler, T. R., Perryman, M., Andrady, A., ... & Law, K. L.

Geography:

Global

Type:

Primary Data

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows, Oceans

This is a cornerstone study that analyzes the quantity of plastic entering the ocean. The study looks at global data on solid waste, population density, and economic status, to estimate the mass of land-based plastic waste entering the ocean.