Solutions to Plastics in the Ocean - The Baltic and Beyond

Year of Publication

2019

This resource reports out on a symposium that facilitated the exchange of knowledge on microplastics in marine environments, with sub-topics including distribution, degradation and toxicity, and risk management.

Source:

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Author(s):

Leif G. Anderson

Martin Jakobsson, Dan Larhammar, and Carl Gustaf Lundin

Geography:

Global, Baltic

Type:

Primary Data

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Oceans

This resource reports out on a symposium, arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Science's Environment and Energy Committee and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The symposium facilitated the exchange of knowledge on microplastics in marine environments, with sub-topics including distribution, degradation and toxicity, and risk management. Solutions analyzed in this report covered toxicity - human health and ocean plastics and bioengineered solutions - microbial and fungal enzymatic degradation.

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