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Plastic pollution challenges in marine and coastal environments: from local to global governance


Vince, J and Hardesty, BD, Plastic pollution challenges in marine and coastal environments: from local to global governance, Restoration Ecology, 25, (1) pp. 123-128. ISSN 1061-2971 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/rec.12388


Plastic pollution in the marine and coastal environment is a challenging restoration and governance issue. Similar to many environmental problems, marine plastic pollution is transboundary and therefore the governance solutions are complex. Although the marine environment is unlikely to return to the condition it was in before the "plastic era," it is an example of an environmental restoration challenge where successful governance and environmental stewardship would likely result in a healthier global oceanic ecosystem.We argue that a holistic, integrated approach that utilizes scientific expertise, community participation, and market-based strategies is needed to significantly reduce the global plastic pollution problem.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:community engagement, corporate social responsibility, litter
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Environment policy
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
UTAS Author:Vince, J (Associate Professor Joanna Vince)
ID Code:109284
Year Published:2017 (online first 2016)
Web of Science® Times Cited:145
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-06-07
Last Modified:2022-06-15

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