Plastic pollution in the marine environment

Year of Publication

2020

This paper demonstrates the current status of plastic pollution in the marine ecosystem to make people aware of a plastic-free, healthy blue ocean in the near future.

Source:

Cell Press

Author(s):

G.G.N. Thushari, J.D.M. Senevirathna

Geography:

Global

Type:

Primary Data, Measurement (System/Market/Tool)

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Oceans, Policy

This paper demonstrates the current status of plastic pollution in the marine ecosystem to make people aware of a plastic-free, healthy blue ocean in the near future. It analyses the existing and adopted policies, legislations, regulations, and initiatives at global, regional, and national level play a vital role in reducing plastic debris in the marine and coastal zones. This article suggests that the development of proposals/solutions on key research gaps can open a novel pathway to address this environmental issue in an effective scientific manner.