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From problem to crisis to interdisciplinary solutions: Plastic marine debris


Vince, J and Stoett, P, From problem to crisis to interdisciplinary solutions: Plastic marine debris, Marine Policy, 96 pp. 200-203. ISSN 0308-597X (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2018.05.006


Marine plastic debris has evolved from being a problem to a cross-cutting crisis impacting natural and human environments across the world. Holistic approaches are needed to address the multifaceted, wide-spread and complex nature of this issue. We argue that a new global governance approach is essential, however, it needs to be aligned with interdisciplinary solutions sound science and data collection; changes to behavioural psychology; utilising education as a tool; and through changes to management and policy processes. We argue that truly effective prevention is a long-term process that must begin at the ground level with smarter consumer choices, industrial consciousness and responsibility, and an overarching local to global governance framework.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:marine pollution, governance, oceans, plastics
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Public 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:126383
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:59
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2018-06-07
Last Modified:2018-12-17

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