Plasticus Mare Balticum: A Synthesized Collection of Five Independent Research Reports on Plastic Pollution in the Baltic Sea

Year of Publication

2020

This document brings together five reports that focus on the science, policy, and impact of plastic/microplastic leakage into the Baltic Sea.

Source:

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Author(s):

James Workman

Geography:

Baltic Sea

Type:

Primary Data, Strategy. Measurement (Company/Product/Project)

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows, Oceans, Policy, Behavior Change

This document brings together five reports that focus on the science, policy, and impact of plastic/microplastic leakage into the Baltic Sea.

The reports included focus on: metrics that measure plastic leakage (Marine Plastic Footprint); an analysis of the effect of microplastics on sea ice; a survey of businesses to better understand the levels of awareness and incentives around marine plastic pollution management; and a gap analysis of related government policy with recommendations for areas for improvement.